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South Korea, Russia: What to Make of a Midair Interception Over Disputed Waters

Jul 23, 2019 | 19:43 GMT
Seoul said it fired warning shots at a Russian aircraft in its claimed airspace on July 23, but Moscow denied that it intruded on South Korean airspace.

An aerial picture shows a group of islets controlled by South Korea but also claimed by Japan in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

(KOREA POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

An odd set of confrontations unfolded July 23 around the Korean Peninsula involving South Korea, Russia, China and Japan. According to an official South Korean account of the events, early on July 23, two Chinese H-6 bombers entered South Korea's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near Ieodo, a submerged rock...

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