February 21, 2024

North Korean balloon flew into ROK airspace but didn’t pose threat, Seoul says

Military reportedly concluded it was a weather balloon, following controversy over Chinese ballon that overflew US

A North Korean balloon crossed over the border into ROK airspace on Sunday, according to South Korea’s defense ministry, days after a suspected Chinese spy balloon stirred up a major controversy by floating over the mainland U.S.

The South Korean military “took measures” against the balloon but concluded the operation after determining that it did not pose a security threat, the defense ministry told NK News. The ministry did not confirm the size or type of balloon or where the military detected it.