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The Taiwan Ministry of Defense recorded the approach of PLA aircraft to the island.

The Taiwan Ministry of Defense recorded the approach of PLA aircraft to the island.

The Taiwanese armed forces recorded 38 aircraft and six ships of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) approaching the island in a day, according to a statement by the Taiwanese defense department.

“From 06:00 Thursday, April 27 to 06:00 Friday, April 28, 38 aircraft and six ships of the People’s Liberation Army of China were observed around Taiwan,” the agency said on Twitter.


It is noted that 19 aircraft entered the island’s air defense identification zone in the southwest, southeast and northeast or crossed the so-called “median line” of the Taiwan Strait, including five Su-30 fighters, eight J-10s, two J-16s. , TB-001 and BZK-005 drones, Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft and Y-8 transport aircraft.


The situation around Taiwan escalated significantly after a visit to the island in early August last year by then-Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. China, which considers the island one of its provinces, condemned Pelosi’s visit, seeing in this move US support for Taiwanese separatism, and held large-scale military exercises.