Fighter jets are alerted in the skies over Taiwan.
Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line dividing the Taiwan Strait. At this time in the sky above Taiwan fighter jets were deployed to avert the threat. Usually, neither side crosses the median line. Although the planes have returned, the Chinese ships are still dangerously close.
This is reported Reuters with reference to sources.
The highest level of combat readiness was introduced in all military units of the Chinese army. According to local residents, in the region opposite Taiwan, armored vehicles were seen pulling together. At the same time, China’s skies remain open to conventional aircraft, and there are many cargo ships off the coast.
The tension between the countries arose against the backdrop of the arrival in Taiwan of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi. According to the flight tracking service flightradar, the plane carrying Pelosi may have already turned towards Taiwan. Later, the site was attacked by hackers, and the service stopped working. Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taiwan at 4:20 p.m. ET.
Recall that it was previously reported that Taiwan has increased the combat readiness of the army during the expected visit of Pelosi.