South Korea's military claimed it scrambled fighter jets as two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone on Wednesday.
The Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) off South Korea's southern and northeast coasts starting at around 5:50 a.m. (2050 GMT Tuesday), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said as reported by Reuters.
They re-zapped into the zone hours later from the Sea of Japan, known in Korea as the East Sea, accompanied by the Russian warplanes, including TU-95 bombers and SU-35 fighter jets, the JCS said.
5:48 am: 2 Chinese H-6 bombers entered KADIZ, left 06:13— Korea Pro (@southkoreapro) November 30, 2022
6:44 am: re-entered, left 07:07
12:18 pm: 2 Chinese H-6 bombers, 4 Russian TU-95 bombers, 2 Russian SU-35 fighters entered KADIZ from 200 km northeast of Ulleungdo and flew southeast of Dokdo. They left at around 12:36