The Russian Ministry of Defense announced, on Tuesday, that its navy Anti-ship missiles were fired against a simulated target in the sea Japan for a few Military exercises.
maneuvers Pacific Fleet It happened a week after the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishidawill visit Ukraine.
In the waters of the Sea of \u200b\u200bJapan, missile boats of the Pacific Fleet Mosquito cruise missiles were fired at a simulated enemy target at sea”, the ministry indicated Tuesday in a telegram.
He said that two ships participated in the exercise.
“The target, about 100 km away, was successfully hit by two Musketeer missiles,” he added.
Moscow indicated that its naval aviation supervised “the security of the combat exercises.”
For his part, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi condemned the “proliferation of Russian army activities in the Far East, including areas close to Japan.”
We will continue to closely monitor the movements of the Russian army.according to what was reported by Jiji Press.
Russia said last week that two of its Tu-95 strategic bombers had made “flights in the airspace over neutral waters of Russia”. Sea of Japan“.
The bomber flights came after Kishida visited Kiev to meet with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
Japan joined its Western allies Sanctions against Russia for its attack in Ukraine.
Russia’s Pacific coast is separated from Japan by the narrow Sea of Japan.
At the beginning of March, Russia increased tensions in the region when the Navy announced its launch from U.S Caliber cruise missile from a submarine in Sea of Japan Towards a target on the coast, as stated in a statement issued by Russian Ministry of Defense.
In the estimated time according to the Russian armed forcesThe missile left the submarinePetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky And I reached a target located in the area Khabarovsksouthwestern Russia.
The Caliber missile hit the designated target in the tactical range syurkum in the Khabarovsk region at the expected time,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in its message, releasing a video of the launch.
The agency reported that Russia is making modifications to the submarine-launched “Caliber” missiles in an effort to improve their accuracy. TASS.
(With information from AFP)