North Korea Flies Drones Into South Korea

Five North Korean drones flew into South Korea on December 26, prompting the South to release warplanes and attack helicopters to shoot them down.

This is a clear act of provocation by the North violating our airspace. Our military will respond thoroughly and sternly to such a North Korean provocation going forward.
—Lee Seung-o, official of South Korean Joint Chief of Staff

  • Around 10:25 a.m., the drones crossed the Military Demarcation Line dividing North and South Korea. One drone was followed as it flew near South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The other four flew over the west coast.
  • South Korea began by firing warning shots to deter the drones, then released warplanes and attack helicopters.
  • Five hours and about 100 shots later, one drone returned to North Korea and the other four fell off South Korea’s radar.
  • South Korean passenger flights were canceled and one South Korean KA-1 light attack aircraft crashed during the operation.
  • South Korea also sent its own reconnaissance aircraft into North Korea to take surveillance photographs of “key enemy military facilities” after the drone incursion.

Who has North Korea’s back: South Korea has been doing everything it can to combat North Korea’s aggression, but it seems that the North will not relent. Nothing has been able to deter North Korea from provoking its neighbors because it knows it has the backing of Russia and China.

The Bible’s prophecies show that, in a sense, the North Korea crisis is a massive distraction from the real threat posed by China and Russia. These powerful Asian nations are the only reason North Korea is able to operate so freely. And Bible prophecy shows that they pose a threat many times greater than the one from North Korea!
—Gerald Flurry

To understand how Russia and China have been enabling North Korea, read “North Korea—Truly an Isolated State?