South Korea raises jets after Chinese and Russian warplanes converge

South Korea’s military said it raised its fighter jets on Wednesday when six Russian and two Chinese warplanes entered the air defense zone without warning.

Japan’s military also said it had raised jets in response to flights by Russian and Chinese planes over the Sea of ​​Japan, also known as the East Sea.

Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) off South Korea’s southern and northeastern coasts early Wednesday.

A few hours later, they returned to the zone from the East Sea, escorted by Russian warplanes, including two Su-35 fighter jets and four TU-95 bombers, the report added.

All warplanes eventually left the area and none violated South Korean airspace, Seoul said.

An ADIZ is an area wider than a country’s airspace in which it attempts to control aircraft for security reasons, but the concept is not defined in any international treaty.

“Our military deployed Air Force fighter jets even before the Chinese and Russian aircraft entered the KADIZ to take tactical measures in case of unforeseen situations,” the JCS said in a statement.

Beijing and Moscow appear to have “participated in joint air exercises,” Seoul’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing unnamed “observers.”

Japan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said two Chinese H-6 bombers “entered the Sea of ​​Japan and then flew north” on Wednesday morning.

“At about the same time, two Russian planes flew south over the Sea of ​​Japan and then turned around,” it said, adding that they raised their planes in response.

The incident comes as Washington is pushing China, North Korea’s most important ally, to use its influence to help deter Pyongyang, which has carried out a record number of missile launches this year.

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently told Kim Jong Un that he is willing to work with the North Korean leader for “world peace.”

Earlier this month, Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in one of its most powerful tests, saying it would respond to perceived US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons of its own.

The United States has accused Beijing and Moscow of protecting Pyongyang from further punishment.

In May, both countries vetoed US efforts to tighten sanctions against North Korea in response to the North’s earlier missile launches.

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