The Ministry of Defense announced on the 18th that a total of 10 Chinese and Russian ships had passed through the Tsugaru Straits at the same time.

This is the first time that ships of both countries have been confirmed to pass through the Tsugaru Straits at the same time, and the Ministry of Defense is proceeding with analysis on the purpose of navigation.

According to the Ministry of Defense, at around 8 am on the 18th, a total of 10 Chinese and Russian naval vessels were sailing in the Sea of ​​Japan, about 110 km southwest of Okushiri Island in Hokkaido. The ship confirmed.



It was confirmed that


▼ Chinese Navy ships, including state-of-the-art Renhai-class missile destroyers, and ▼ Russian Navy ships, including destroyers, a


total of 10 ships in the Tsugaru Straits in the afternoon. It passed and went out to the Pacific Ocean.



NHK photographed these ships from a helicopter in the sky after 2:00 pm, and from the video, it was confirmed that 10 ships were sailing eastward in a platoon.



According to the Ministry of Defense, this is the first time that Chinese and Russian Navy vessels have been confirmed to pass through the Tsugaru Straits at the same time.



In addition, China and Russia are conducting joint military exercises in the Sea of ​​Japan from the 14th to the 17th of this month, and it is believed that the ships that passed through the Tsugaru Straits this time participated in this exercise.



While Japan, the United States, Australia, etc. are repeating multilateral training in the Indo-Pacific region with China in mind, the Ministry of Defense is proceeding with analysis on the purpose of navigation, etc., with China appealing for cooperation with Russia.

Russian Ministry of Defense Announces Joint Exercise with Chinese Army

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the 18th that it had conducted joint military exercises with the Chinese army from the 14th to the 17th in the Sea of ​​Japan.



Fifteen Russian Navy and Chinese Navy destroyers and submarines and Russian fighters participated in the exercise, and more than 20 trainings were conducted, including communication, removal of mines, and shooting toward maritime targets. That is.



According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, joint exercises by the Russian and Chinese Navy have been conducted every year since 2012, but last year they were not conducted due to the spread of the new coronavirus.



Meanwhile, the Russian Ministry of Defense criticized that a U.S. Navy vessel attempted to invade Russia's territory in the Sea of ​​Japan on the 15th during the exercise and approached the Russian Navy vessel up to about 60 meters, and the U.S. side through a diplomatic route. Revealed that he protested against.



On the other hand, the US side said that the Russian side's announcement did not match the facts, and that the US military vessels sailed in accordance with international law.

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