The Taiwanese military registered the approach of 20 aircraft of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and seven warships of the PLA Navy near the island in the past day, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on its website, Report informs referring to TASS.

According to it, 12 aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait and flew into the island’s air defense identification zone in the southwestern and southeastern airspace of Taiwan.

Taiwanese aircraft, vessels and ground-based air defense systems were dispatched to monitor them, the Taiwanese military said.