In a statement, the South Korean military said that the Russian military aircraft twice broke South Korean air space off the east coast of the country on Tuesday morning. Korea and Japan, first at 09.09 local time and then again at 9.33 am each time in just a few minutes.
In response, South Korea deployed F-15F and KF-16 fighters. firing warning shots and twice when Russian airplanes enter their airspace.
Shots are fired with a 20mm gun, according to the Department of Defense. This is the first time a foreign country breaks South Korea's airspace, according to the ministry.
Carl Schuster, a former director of operations at the Joint United States Pacific Commander's Intelligence Center, said the launch of a warning shot in the air was "very serious," and "very, very rare." The fact that the shots were committed means Seoul saw the violation as a serious and deliberate act, adding that he could not explain why the Russian plane would come back after the first warning.
Repeat is usually the result of a deliberate decision to penetrate this airspace, "he said.
This was one of the two incidents with South Korea on Tuesday, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff the country, two Chinese planes entered the South Korean Air Defense Zone (KADIZ) earlier on Tuesday, ADIZ is an area in which the controlling party requires identification, location and control of the aircraft but does not necessarily have the right to engage according to international law
South Korea's KADIZ was first established in 1950 in Seoul in 2013
The two Chinese aircraft entered KADIZ at 6:44 am local time and after 7:49, then met with the two Russian airplanes. Then the four planes entered Cádiz together about 8:40 and stayed there for 24 minutes, according to the Joint Chief of Staff.
As soon as the Russian plane intentionally broke South Korean airspace. Although East Asia has been torn apart by numerous long-standing territorial disputes, Russia and South Korea rarely enter into conflict. , Russian President Vladimir Putin said that South Korea is "one of our key partners" in Asia.