While the war in Ukraine continues at full speed, there are developments in the Pacific that make the world uneasy. Taiwan’s military announced that it shot down a drone that entered its airspace
The eyes and ears of the world have been on the news coming from Ukraine since February 24th…
But there is also the possibility of war thousands of kilometers away from Ukraine.
Tensions between China and Taiwan cannot be lowered. A flash statement came from Taiwan, which continues its preparations against the Chinese invasion.
Taiwan, which announced yesterday that they opened fire on an aircraft that violated the border, made an announcement today that raised the tension to the top once again.
As China’s unauthorized flights over military facilities on Taiwan’s Kinmen Island continue, Taiwan announced that an ‘unidentified’ drone entered Taiwan’s airspace.
The Kinmen Defense Command of the Taiwanese military announced that the drone was shot down at 12:30 a.m. local time today after the necessary warnings were made.
The command said in a statement that it will continue to be vigilant against future drone harassment from the Chinese side.
China launched ballistic missiles into Taiwan waters as part of a wide-ranging naval and air exercise launched on August 4 following Pelosi’s visit.
Taiwan says China’s drills violate its sovereignty and amount to a “blockade”.
The US and Taiwan accuse China of trying to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.
Beijing maintains that Taiwan is part of China, while Taiwan, which has a sovereignty dispute with China, says it is an “independent country”.
The US, on the other hand, does not recognize Taiwan as an independent country, but is trying to strengthen its military alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.
Beijing interprets the activities of US ships in the region as “signaling support for Taiwan’s independence” and “provocation”.