The Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was one of three vessels spotted some 70km south of Yonaguni on July 1, according to Japan’s defence ministry. They travelled northeast through waters between Yonaguni and Iriomote Island. Photo: Handout
The Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was one of three vessels spotted some 70km south of Yonaguni on July 1, according to Japan’s defence ministry. They travelled northeast through waters between Yonaguni and Iriomote Island. Photo: Handout

Russian warships sailing near Taiwan puts Beijing in ‘an awkward position’, say analysts

  • Three Russian navy ships sailed between two Japanese islands in a waterway off Taiwan’s eastern county of Hualien on July 1 and 2, says Japan’s defence ministry
  • Observer says Russia may be creating an impression of business as usual despite Ukraine war but a Chinese researcher said ‘the Russians have gone too far’

The Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was one of three vessels spotted some 70km south of Yonaguni on July 1, according to Japan’s defence ministry. They travelled northeast through waters between Yonaguni and Iriomote Island. Photo: Handout
The Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was one of three vessels spotted some 70km south of Yonaguni on July 1, according to Japan’s defence ministry. They travelled northeast through waters between Yonaguni and Iriomote Island. Photo: Handout
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