Russia dispatched TU-95 strategic bombers today to conduct joint exercises with Chinese military aircraft.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated afterwards that this is the first time that the Chinese and Russian air forces have landed at each other's airports.

The picture is taken from the video of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

(Associated Press)

[Central News Agency] The air forces of China and Russia conducted a joint air strategic patrol over the Sea of ​​Japan, East China Sea, and Western Pacific Ocean today, triggering Japanese fighter jets to take off urgently to respond.

The Russian Ministry of Defense stated afterwards that this is the first time that the Chinese and Russian air forces have landed at each other's airports.

The official website of the Ministry of National Defense of China released the news on the afternoon of the 30th, saying that this is a routine joint air strategic patrol over the Sea of ​​Japan, the East China Sea, and the Western Pacific in accordance with the annual military cooperation plan between the Chinese and Russian militaries.

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The last joint air strategic cruise of the Chinese and Russian air forces was on May 24 this year, and today is the fifth time.

The official website of Japan’s Integrated Supervision Department reported today that on the morning of November 30, two Chinese H-6 bombers flew over the East China Sea, crossed the Tsushima Strait and entered the Sea of ​​Japan, and confirmed that they had flown north to mainland China.

At about the same time, two presumed Russian aircraft flew south over the Sea of ​​Japan, then turned and headed north, confirmed to be heading for the mainland, the report said.

In response, fighter jets from the Western Air Defense Force of the Air Self-Defense Force scrambled to respond.

The Russian Satellite News Agency quoted the Russian Ministry of Defense Press Service as saying that the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force conducted another joint air patrol in the Asia-Pacific region on the 30th.

An air team composed of Russian TU-95MC strategic bombers and PLA H-6K bombers conducted aerial patrols over the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan and the East China Sea.

The press release stated that for the first time a Russian aircraft landed at a Chinese airport during a joint air patrol, while a Chinese aircraft landed at a Russian airport.

The press release stated that the Russian strategic aircraft flew for about 8 hours.

These aircraft were accompanied by Russian SU-30M and SU-35C fighter jets.

The Russian Ministry of Defense also stated that the joint Russian and Chinese military air patrols in the Asia-Pacific region do not target third countries.

During the joint patrol, Russian and Chinese aircraft operated in accordance with international law and did not violate the airspace of other countries.