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Japan concerned over joint air patrols of Russia and China near country's borders

Japan is concerned about joint aerial patrols by the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Chinese Air Force over the waters of the Japanese and East China Seas. This was announced on Sunday on the Fuji TV channel by Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, TASS reports.

On November 19, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed Russian President Vladimir Putin about the successful completion of tasks during joint air patrols by long-range aviation aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Chinese military aviation in the Asia-Pacific region over the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Seas.

The air group consisted of two Tu-95MS strategic bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces and two Hun-6K strategic bombers of the Chinese Air Force. The Su-35S aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces provided fighter escort for strategic bombers.

The aircraft were controlled in the air from the A-50U radar patrol and guidance aircraft. South Korea and Japan raised their fighters in connection with joint patrols between the PRC and the Russian Federation, no violation of air borders was recorded.