N.Korea drone entered no-fly zone in Seoul throughout final week’s intrusion -S.Korea army By Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean drone entered the northern finish of a no-fly zone surrounding South Korea’s presidential workplace in Seoul when it intruded into the South’s airspace final week, the South’s army mentioned on Thursday.

The drone was amongst 5 North Korean drones that crossed into the South on Dec. 26, prompting South Korea’s army to scramble fighter jets and assault helicopters. The army was unable to convey down the drones, which flew over the South for hours.

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Employees (JCS) had denied that one of many drones intruded right into a no-fly zone close to the presidential workplace, however on Thursday reversed its stance and confirmed it had violated the northern finish of the realm.

A JCS spokesperson mentioned there was a change in its evaluation after an inspection of the army’s readiness posture over the newest intrusion.

The army mentioned the North’s unmanned plane didn’t fly straight over the Yongsan space, the place the workplace of President Yoon Suk-yeol is positioned.

The border crossing has sparked criticism over South Korea’s air defences at a time of the North’s rising nuclear and missile threats.

Yoon has warned he would think about suspending a 2018 inter-Korean army pact if the North violates its airspace once more.

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