Seoul says its fighter jets fired hundreds of warning shots today after a Russian military plane entered South Korean airspace twice in an unprecedented provocation. Military officials said the country’s air defense identification zone was first penetrated by two Russian bombers and a support aircraft, which then veered into South Korea’s territorial airspace near the Dokdo islets in the Sea of Japan, which are claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo. Earlier, Chinese and Russian warplanes reportedly entered the defense zone.
What’s next? South Korean defense officials say they plan to register formal protests with China and Russia, which described the flights as having taken place over “neutral” waters.