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Three Russian Planes Enter S. Korean Airspace, Receive 360 Warning Shots, Which Russia Denies


Two Russian Tu-95 bombers and one A-50 airborne AWACS plane entered South Korean airspace, twice, and received 360 rounds of warning shots.

Russia denied that South Korea fired any warning rounds.

I believe this last report is in error, although the source is AP, and they are seldom wrong.

Russia is disputing the fact that it entered South Korean airspace.

Ah, The Moscow Times sheds light on the issue:

The issue is probably akin to a Right of Passage flight by Russia and China, I believe.  South Korea is claiming a portion of international airspace to be within their Air Defense Zone.

That is not really the issue, however. What we should consider is, “why now?”  What message is Russia and China sending? Why is Russia irritating South Korea?  They’re not really trying to provoke a shooting war, they’re not trying to pressure South Korea into any action or inaction, so the question remains – why now?

3 thoughts on “Three Russian Planes Enter S. Korean Airspace, Receive 360 Warning Shots, Which Russia Denies

  1. It gets worse, not better.

    Yes, indeed, this was a joint Russian-Chinese “right of passage” exercise. The Russians are still denying they were fired upon by the South Koreams, and there is zero footage from gun cameras. It’s our word against theirs, once again. I guess in this omnipresent world we live in, we don’t have cameras covering these sensitive engagements.

    We didn’t have a camera recording the US downing an Iranian drone, either.

    Something about this lack of evidence, no proof, and folks just not thinking is making me uncomfortable.

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