The balloon spotted over US territory did indeed come from China, but it is used for scientific research. This was reported by the press service of the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
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“The balloon came from China, the apparatus is civilian and is used for scientific research, including meteorological research,” the statement quoted RIA Novosti as saying.
Earlier, it was reported that the US military had been tracking a reconnaissance balloon over the north of the country for several days.
Washington has already contacted the PRC about the balloon spotted over the state of Montana.
The US Department of Defense said it would be dangerous to shoot down the balloon because of its impressive size.
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