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Russia conducts missile interception drills in Sea of Japan

  • October 7, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Yomiuri wrote that the Russian Pacific Fleet announced on Tuesday that it conducted missile interception drills in the Sea of Japan but did not disclose the specific location of the exercises. The Russian fleet said that an air-defense missile fired by a corvette successfully destroyed a missile launched by a hypothetical enemy. According to the Japan Coast Guard, Russia told Japan that it had canceled its live fire exercise planned for the east side of the Yamatotai fishing grounds located within Japan’s EEZ starting on Oct. 4, but later said that it would go ahead with the drills in the same area. The paper speculated that Russia may carry out other drills near Japan’s EEZ in the future.

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