Russia, China flew joint patrols over Japanese and East China seas
In line with a military co-operation plan for 2022, the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Air Force of the People's Liberation Army of China conducted joint air patrols in the Asia-Pacific region – as announced by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Sergei Surovikin
As reported, Russian Tu-95MS aircraft and Chinese Hong-6K strategic bombers performed air patrols over the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea.
"As part of performing their task, the aircraft of our countries acted strictly in accordance with the provisions of international law, and there were no violations of the airspace of other states. The joint event was scheduled, and was not directed against third countries," Mr. Surovikin stressed.