Russia and China conduct joint military maneuver, forcing U.S. ally to scramble fighter jets

Erin Coates, The Western JournalBy Erin Coates, The Western Journal
Published December 22, 2020 at 2:03pm

Nineteen Chinese and Russian aircraft intruded into South Korea’s air defense identification zone on Tuesday, forcing the United States ally to scramble fighter jets in response.

Four Chinese warplanes followed by 15 Russian aircraft entered the Korea Air Defense Identification Zone, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff told Reuters.

South Korean air force fighters were dispatched to take tactical measures in response.

The Chinese military had reportedly told South Korea that it would be carrying out routine training prior to entering the airspace, but the Joint Chiefs of Staff said it will have to investigate the situation.



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