China's defense ministry says China-Russia joint air patrols did not enter territorial air space
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s defense ministry said on Wednesday that China and Russia carried out joint air patrols on July 23 but did not enter territorial air space of any other country.
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South Korea and Japan earlier identified two Chinese H-6 bombers and two Russian TU-95 bombers flying in air space over an island claimed by both Seoul and Tokyo.
Japan’s military scrambled a fighter jet to intercept the patrols while South Korea said it fired warning shots at a Russian aircraft.