Authorities Japan several warplanes were deployed this Thursday after the discovery of two Russian plane in its airspace, a day after the government confirmed the delivery of military equipment to Kyiv in the midst of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff explained that Russian plane went to the Pacific Ocean through the Sea of Okhotsk, and then turned in the opposite direction, while the other flew from the Sea of Japan towards Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture.
“We responded to these actions (by Russia) with fighters Northern Air Defense Force (Air Self-Defense Force),” the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Japan said in a statement, without disclosing details.
The Japanese government announced on Wednesday that put a hundred combat vehicles – buses with a capacity of a dozen people and equipment – to Ukraine after an agreement has been reached with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
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Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida specified that Tokyo plans to supply $470 million (€436 million) as part of the agreement reached by the parties, in addition to $30 million (€27.8 million) for the purchase of non-combat equipment at the expense of NATO funds.
Russian fighter jets intercepted two American bombers flying over the Baltic
On the other hand, Russian military authorities confirmed this Thursday that two combat aircraft intercepted two other strategic bombers The US Air Force as they flew over their airspace over the Baltic Sea, near the border with Russia.
The Russian National Defense Command Center reported that for to prevent the penetration of American aircraft into the territory of Russiadispatched a Su-35S and another Su-27P fighter jet to the area, according to a Russian news agency. TASS.
After the American B-1B bombers left the area, two Russian fighters returned to their base airfield, within the Western Military District. “Violation of the state border of Russia is not allowed,” Moscow stressed.
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This is not the first time that Russia has confirmed the interception of warplanes from foreign powers, usually allies of Ukraine, flying near its border. A similar incident happened this Tuesday.
This is not the first clash between Russian and American aircraft.because already in mid-March, a Russian Air Force fighter shot down a US unmanned aerial vehicle over the international waters of the Black Sea.
This episode marked a new escalation of tension between Washington and Moscow in the context of the war in Ukraine. launched by order of Russian President Vladimir Putinat the end of February 2022
(According to Europa Press)
Source: Aristegui Noticias
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