Taiwan debunks report on shooting down of Chinese PLA Su-35 aircraft

The Ministry of Defense of Republic of China (Taiwan) has debunked as false information report that a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft was shot down by Taiwan air defense system September 4.

Taiwan MND said in its Chinese language website that “the Air Force Command pointed out that it strongly condemns such malicious acts by deliberately creating and disseminating -false information on the Internet in an attempt to confuse the audience [unofficial translation].”

“The Air Force Command emphasized that in order to maintain airspace security, the headquarters will continue to closely monitor the conditions of the sea and airspace around the Taiwan Strait, and provide accurate information in a timely manner to prevent the spread of fake and false news, and to avoid social unrest, and appeals to people to rest assured [unofficial translation],” it added.