The fighters of Air self-defense forces of Japan were accompanied by Russian planes, is notified on the Internet representative office of the Ministry of defence of the country.
Four fighters took to the air in response to flight 2 anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142 and one su-24 bomber over the sea of Japan, told in the Ministry.
? According to the joint staff of the Air self-defense force of Japan, Tu-142 flew to the island of Hokkaido, and proceeded along its Western coast to the South, making a circle and going around the archipelago. The su-24 bomber flew near the island of Honshu, the Ministry said.
Japan is not the 1st time accompanied by a Russian aircraft. So, in the winter the Fighters of Air self-defense forces performed a convergence with the strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS Russian space forces when they controlled the waters of Japan and the East China seas.