Japan’s Air Forces raised fighter jets to intercept Russian bombers

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three bombers from Russia approached Japanese border
10:53, 25 January 2017

Japan's Defense Ministry

The Air Forces of Japan raised fighter jets to intercept three Russian bombers Tu-95 on January 24. This was reported by DW.

Japan's Defense Ministry

Russian planes approached the mainland from North and flew over the Sea of Japan. The Defense Ministry of Japan published the map of Russian bombers flight route and their photos on their official website. Two of them then headed South to the island of Okinawa, made a circle around the country and returned to Russia the same evening.

Tu-95 Russian bomber

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Japan’s Defense Ministry noted that their airspace was not intruded.

Earlier it was reported about Russia-Japan territorial dispute on Kuril Islands. After negotiations in Japan, the world has received a clear message that Putin is ready to cede territories.

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