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South Korea accuses Russia of 'distortion of the facts' over mid-air confrontation

(CNN)South Korea has accused Russia of a "distortion of the facts," amid a deepening diplomatic rift over an alleged violation of airspace.On Tuesday, South Korea claimed a Russian A-50 military aircraft flew over territory claimed by Seoul, saying its fighter jets had fired 360 warning shots at the plane during its two alleged incursions.Russia has denied that its aircraft violated South Korean airspace, but in a statement Wednesday morning, Seoul claimed Moscow's military attache had earlier said the alleged incursion was due to a "mechanical malfunction" and apologized."If the aircraft followed the originally planned path, this situation wouldn't have happened. Russia respects international law as well as South Korean law," the attache ...