In a scene out of a Hollywood military suspense thriller planes from Russia, China, Japan and South Korea participated in a tense stand-off where shots were fired, literally, over or near Korean air space.
Each country has issued differing stories on the matter with South Korea stating that 300 warning shots were fired at the Russian plane which they claim violated their airspace. Korean officials are claiming that this was a joint Russian-Chinese military exercise. Russia has stated that it was a “joint patrol” with Chinese long-range aircraft.
Moscow furiously denies the allegations that another countries airspace was violated claiming their planes were intercepted during a planned flight over neutral waters.