UAV case: “Both South Korea and North Korea violated the armistice agreement” | Asia-TBD

People watch TV news about a drone of North Korea infiltrated South Korean airspace at Seoul Station in central Seoul on December 27, 2022. (Source: Yonhap)

According to Yonhap news agency, on January 26, the United Nations Command (UNC) led by America head claimed that both South Korea and North Korea had violated the armistice by sending drones (UAV) into each other’s territories last month.

The UNC announced the results of the special investigation team’s (SIT) investigation into North Korea’s UAV intrusion on December 26, prompting South Korea to deploy its drone to the north of the inter-Korean border in a cave. “corresponding” response.

“SIT was able to determine that the Korean People’s Army side violated the armistice agreement by allowing multiple North Korean unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAS) to infiltrate the air,” the SIT press release said. part due Korea control.”

[Hàn Quốc: Sẽ xem xét về khiển trách quân đội sau vụ UAV Triều Tiên]

The ministry also said that the South Korean military’s flight of the UAS over the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas and into the airspace controlled by North Korea constituted a violation of the armistice agreement.

The UNC stressed that compliance with the terms of the armistice is “essential” to reduce the risk of accidental and intentional incidents, and to maintain the cessation of hostilities on the Sale. Korean island. UNC stated that it will continue to work closely with its Korean partners to achieve those goals.

Meanwhile, on the same day, Seoul officials said that South Korean front-line forces initially considered the above North Korean drone incursions to be a non-emergency situation, leading to a delay in response. of the Korean military.

Specifically, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that a member of the South Korean military’s 1st Corps first detected one of Pyongyang’s UAVs infiltrating the inter-Korean border, but they did not. consider it an “emergency” to enable the key mechanism to rapidly share and disseminate information among relevant military units.

Instead, they classified the situation as one that required “regular” updates, according to the JCS, which is why inter-unit collaboration systems remained “immobile” at the time. /.


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