Japanese fighter jets intercepted Russian warplanes

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Fighters of the Air Force of Japan intercepted anti-submarine aircraft of the Russian Navy near the island of Honshu.

This was the second time in the last 2 days; the previous interception of 2 anti-submarine aircraft IL-38 happened the day before in the north-eastern coast of Japan.

Overall, such incidents go on for the third day, and the day before yesterday, on June 27, Russian planes came from Sakhalin island “unacceptably close” to Japan.

According to the Defence Forces of Japan, they passed over the southern part of the Kuril Islands, then circled to the east of the Japanese island of Honshu, and returned back.

However, on June 27 the incident did not end up with launching Japanese fighters, while yesterday and today the Japanese military planes had to go for interception.

Source: shipilov.com