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South Korean fires warning shots against Russian military planes

South Korean air force jets fired 360 rounds of warning shots Tuesday after a Russian military plane violated South Korea’s airspace, Seoul officials said in an announcement. Russia later expressed “deep regret” over airspace violation, indicating that a malfunction led the aircraft into unintended area. 

South Korea said the three Russian planes entered the South Korean air defense identification zone with two Chinese bombers following closely. South Korea said the Chinese planes didn’t intrude upon South Korean airspace.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying noted that the air defense identification zone is not necessarily territorial airspace and others are entitled to fly through it.

Question: Can you believe that this was an accident? 

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