South Korea intercepts two Russian planes in its airspace
South Korea announced it had sent military fighters to intercept two Russian military aircraft that entered the southern air defense zone four times throughout Friday.
According to the Business Insider, the Russian planes, believed to be two bombers, spent more than 3 hours in one of South Korea's air defense zones.
All officials of the Korean Defense Ministry declined to give details on the number of South Korean military aircraft sent to carry out the mission.
Two Russian TU-95s, accompanied by Su-35 fighters, flew over the international waters of the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the eastern part of the Pacific, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The Russian military also said that F-15 and F-16 fighter jets, together with Japanese F-2A warplanes, accompanied Russian aircraft "at some stages of the flight."