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Monday, 17 February 2020

Russia-China 'joint air patrol' turns into a Political Issue

Russia confirms on carrying out its first-ever joint air patrol with china, inducing both Japan and South Korea to send jets in response. This first long-range air patrol resulted in the firing of around a hundred warning shots, and a protest from Japan.

The Russian Defence Minister confirmed that the air patrol was determined over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. This operation took place with four bombers, supported by fighter jets. In retaliation, South Korea's jets fired machine-gun and flares warning shots. Japan has criticised and protested against South Korea and Russia over the incident.

The alleged intrusion took place over the disputed Dokdo/Takeshima islands, which are claimed by Japan and occupied by South Korea.

According to South Korea on Tuesday morning, the Russian and Chinese trespassed the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ). Also, the A-50 Russian warplane twice violated its airspace.

Denying to all such accusations,  Russia's Ministry of Defense concluded that the long-range air patrol was not aimed at another country, and accused South Korean pilots of being reckless.

Further, Japan also condemned South Korea for taking action against a Russian plane over what Japan claims is its airspace.