In the statement made by the ministry, it was stated that air and sea vehicles belonging to the Chinese army were monitored with electronic tracking tools, patrol planes, ships and missile systems.
In the statement, it was determined that 36 warplanes and 10 warships were seen around the island as of 17:00 local time (10:00), and that 17 of the planes flew to the east of the air and sea lines in the Taiwan Strait, which are considered to limit the areas of influence of the parties, 9 SU-30, 8 J It was reported that 11 warplanes crossed the nominal “middle line” that divides the strait in two.
The Ministry stated that 22 Chinese warplanes were seen around Taiwan on August 3, when Pelosi visited the island, and on August 4, when the exercises began after the visit, and that 11 guided missiles fired from mainland China on the same day were classified as “territorial waters” of Taiwan. He reported that he had fallen into the area he had seen.
In addition, 68 warplanes and 13 warships on 5 August, 20 aircraft and 14 ships on 6 August, 66 aircraft and 14 ships on 7 August, 39 aircraft and 13 ships on 8 August, and 45 ships on 9 August. It was announced that the plane and 10 ships were seen around the island.
The exercises, which China announced to hold on August 4-7, had created a de facto blockade around the island, where it was in a conflict of sovereignty. While some areas were closed to ship and aircraft traffic due to the exercises carried out in 6 regions, it was reported that the voyages were interrupted due to security concerns in the Bosphorus.
Although the air and maritime safety warnings (NOTAM) issued regarding the exercises expired in the night following August 7, the Chinese army announced that they continued the exercises on August 9 and 10.
It was announced that the exercises were over.
Xi Yi, spokesman for the Eastern Front Command of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), announced that the exercises carried out in the waters and airspace around Taiwan have ended.
Noting that the missions in the exercises were successfully completed and the joint combat capability of the army was effectively tested, spokesperson Xi emphasized that they will continue the military patrol activities in the Taiwan Strait regularly.
Visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives
The visit of Pelosi and the congress delegation of 5 people with her last week drew the reaction of Beijing, which sees the island as a part of its territory. After the visit on August 2-3, China started military exercises around the island.
Pelosi became the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives to visit the island, which is in a sovereignty conflict with China, in 25 years. Earlier in 1997, Newt Gingrich had visited Taiwan while on this mission.
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