S. Korea's KADIZ not envisioned by int'l rules, not recognized by Russia - Russian Defense Ministry
MOSCOW. July 23 (Interfax) - Russia does not recognize South Korea's "Air Defense Identification Zone" (KADIZ), which Seoul claims has been violated by Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bomber aircraft.
"Such zones are not envisioned by international rules and are not recognized by the Russian Federation, which has more than once informed of that the South Korean side via different channels," the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
"It was not the first time that South Korean pilots unsuccessfully sought to hinder flights of Russian aircraft over neutral waters of the Sea of Japan citing some self-established South Korean 'Air Defense Identification Zone'," the ministry said.
Two Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bomber aircraft were performing a routine flight over neutral waters of the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, the Russian military said.