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Seoul: Chinese and Russian fighter jets in buffer zone

Two Chinese and six Russian fighter jets have entered South Korea’s air defense identification zone, according to information from Seoul. In response, South Korea ordered its own jets to take off, the military staff in Seoul said Wednesday. However, South Korea’s actual airspace was reportedly not violated. According to the information, Chinese H-6 bombers first repeatedly penetrated the Korean Air Defense Zone (KADIZ) in the early morning. This zone supplements South Korea’s airspace as a kind of buffer zone. A few hours later, they were then escorted by Russian jets, including TU-95 bombers and SU-35 fighter jets. Similarly, Chinese fighter jets also repeatedly penetrated Taiwan’s air defense zone recently.

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