South Korea summons Russian embassy officials over air zone incursion

Vastavam web: South Korea summoned a Russian embassy official on Saturday to express “regrets” about the incursion of two Russian military aircraft into South Korea’s air defence identification zone and to urge that it not be repeated.South Korea said on Friday it had scrambled military aircraft to intercept two Russian bomber jets that flew into its air defence identification zone (KADIZ) four times that day.South Korea’s defence ministry called in a Russian military official and lodged a protest about the incursion.

“Russian military planes’ KADIZ entry will never help stabilise the Korean peninsula as well as Northeast Asia and the possibility of mid-air collision cannot be ruled out,” the defense ministry said in a statement.Russia’s defence ministry said on Friday that two Russian TU-95 bombers escorted by Su-35 fighter jets flew over the international waters of the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean.