Japan took to the air the F-2 fighters of the national self-defense forces to intercept the aircraft of the Russian Air Force, which flew today over the waters of the Sea of Japan, although there were no violations of the airspace of Japan. This was reported today by the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
According to the defense ministry, the Russian electronic reconnaissance aircraft IL-20 flew over the islands of the Oka and Takeshima / Tokto /, which for many years have been the subject of a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Seoul.
This is not the first such case this year. In late August, the Japanese self-defense air force of Japan flew fighters into the air to intercept two bombers of the Russian Air Force, which allegedly violated the country's airspace.
According to the Japanese Defense Ministry, two Tu-95 bombers entered Japanese airspace at 12.09 local time / 7.09 Moscow time 22 August / northwest of Okinoshima Islands (Fukuoka prefecture). Aircraft left the zone in less than two minutes.
In Tokyo, noted that this is the first violation of the country's airspace by Russian aircraft since February.
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