South Korea and Russia will install direct communication line
- September 5, 2018
South Korea and Russia reached the agreement to install a direct communication line between their air forces.
Last month, two Russian military planes violated the KADIZ four times and flew away following warnings. Observers said the Russian planes might have violated the zone to practice long-distance operations or to probe neighboring states to check their responses.
The officials also agreed to develop strategic dialogue between their agencies and to step up exchanges and cooperation.
The direct communication line will likely enable the two countries to communicate in real time when Russian military planes fly into the Korea air defense identification zone (KADIZ).