Russia expresses regret after South Korean airspace violation – Korean officials

A Russian military official expressed “deep regret” to the South Korean defence ministry and blamed a technical glitch, South Korea said.

On Tuesday Goldennewsnow reports that,  Seoul said a Russian warplane had twice violated its territorial airspace.

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Meanwhile, the Russian defence ministry had earlier furiously denied this.

But South Korea’s Blue House said in a briefing that Russia had now said the violation was unintended and that it would immediately launch an investigation into the case.

According to report gathered, “Moscow said if the aircraft flew according to an initially planned route, this incident would not have occurred.

Though it has  not been confirmed by Russian officials.

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Also on Wednesday, China’s defence ministry denied any of the planes had entered the territorial air space of any country.

Russia’s defence ministry had said its plane was taking part in a joint air patrol by Russian and Chinese warplanes over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea – the first ever air patrol between the two countries.

Read what happened on tuesday:  South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Furthermore, Japan  has responded :

The government in Tokyo lodged a complaint against both Russia and South Korea.

Because it claims sovereignty over the islands, Japan’s government said that Russia had violated its airspace.

It also said that South Korea’s response had been extremely regrettable.

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: “In light of Japan’s stance regarding sovereignty over Takeshima, the South Korean military aircraft’s having carried out warning shots is totally unacceptable and extremely regrettable.”

 

Source: BBC

 

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