Russian Tu-95MS "Bear" strategic bomber.

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[Compilation of Chen Chengliang/Comprehensive Report] Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was originally scheduled to end his visit to India today (21) and return to Japan, but earlier secretly departed for a visit to Ukraine.

After the news came out, the Russian military dispatched two Tu-95MS "Bear" strategic bombers to fly over the Sea of ​​Japan in response to Kishida's visit to Ukraine.

According to "Reuters" citing Russian media reports on the 21st, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated on the same day that two Tu-95MS strategic bombers conducted routine flights over the Sea of ​​Japan, which complies with international law and was carried out over neutral waters.

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The incident happened at the second day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Russia. In addition, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a surprise visit to Ukraine on the 21st without prior announcement. He will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Tu-95 strategic bomber, NATO code name: Bear (bear), is manufactured by the Soviet Union Tupolev Design Bureau. It is the only large-scale four-turboprop engine swept-wing long-range strategic bomber in service in the world, air-launched missile launch platform, maritime reconnaissance aircraft, as well as military airliners.

The unique coaxial contra-rotating propellers (Contra-rotating propellers) of the Tu-95 give it a fairly good flight speed. Although it is not as good as a jet, the Tu-95 is the fastest flying among the propeller aircraft.