South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft in its airspace
28 July 2019 | 11:36 am
South Korean fighter jets have fired warning shots at a Russian reconnaissance plane when it entered the country's airspace. The incident led to mutual recriminations from Moscow and Seoul.
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