A Russian vTu-95 strategic bomber on a joint air patrol with Chinese warplanes over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defence ties. Photo: AP
A Russian vTu-95 strategic bomber on a joint air patrol with Chinese warplanes over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defence ties. Photo: AP
South Korea

South Korea, Japan scramble jets in response to Chinese, Russian warplanes – Moscow says airspace not violated in joint patrols

  • Both countries’ militaries reported two Chinese H-6 bombers nearing their airspace on Wednesday and said they scrambled fighter jets in response
  • ‘Russian missile carriers and Chinese bombers carried out patrols over the waters of the Japanese and East China Seas’, Russia’s defence ministry said

A Russian vTu-95 strategic bomber on a joint air patrol with Chinese warplanes over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defence ties. Photo: AP
A Russian vTu-95 strategic bomber on a joint air patrol with Chinese warplanes over the western Pacific in a show of increasingly close defence ties. Photo: AP
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