In the midst of the unexpected visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to Ukraine to meet with the president Volodymyr Zelensky, The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that two long-range strategic bombers “Tupolev 95MS” they flew over the sea of japan for more than seven hours. According to the plan, the planes, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, were escorted by Sukhoi 30 and Sukhoi 35 fighters.
Russia considers strategic bombers to be the three pillars of its nuclear strategy along with ballistic missiles and nuclear missile-equipped submarines.
Moscow said the Tu-95MS strategic bombers carried out a routine patrol mission in the airspace over neutral waters of the Sea of Japan. “The duration of the flight was more than 7 hours,” the ministry’s press office said, adding that Russian strategic aviation regularly carries out flights over neutral waters in the Arctic, the North Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Black and Baltic seas. .
“All flights of the Russian Aerospace Forces aircraft are carried out in strict accordance with international regulations on the use of airspace,” stressed the portfolio headed by Sergei Shoigu.
Russia’s Tupolev 95MS conducted patrol flights over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea alongside Chinese military aircraft last November.
Kishida in Ukraine
The Japanese prime minister is in Ukraine on a visit that coincides with that of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Moscow to discuss, among other things, the peace plan presented by Beijing. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said he hopes the Japanese leader’s trip will serve to “cool the situation” and “not the opposite.”
“On this visit to Ukraine, Prime Minister Kishida will express his respects to Zelensky for the courage and perseverance of the Ukrainian people. As a member of the G7, the Prime Minister will directly convey our solidarity and unwavering support for Ukraine,” the statement from the G7 said. Japanese Foreign Ministry.
President Xi is expected to speak with Zelensky via video link after his visit to Russia, as the West views attempts at Chinese mediation with skepticism. In Sunday’s talks in Moscow, Xi conveyed to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putinthat “the majority of countries support easing tensions” regarding the “conflict” in Ukraine.
China, which opposes sanctions against Russia for “not solving the problems”, recently issued a position paper in which it called for “a political solution” to the war, a proposal criticized by the West for putting it on the same plane ” the aggressor and the aggressed”.