A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP
A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP
Defence

Japan cries foul as Russia moves missiles into Kuril Islands

  • Tokyo files protest with Moscow after it deploys battery of air-defence missiles on islands off Hokkaido
  • The escalation in military tensions comes as Japan is already involved in bitter sovereignty disputes with China and South Korea

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A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP
A rocket launches from the Ashuluk military base in Southern Russia. The Russian weapons system on Iturup, one of the Southern Kuril archipelago, is designed to target enemy aircraft and inbound missiles. Photo: AP
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