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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Japan says 2 Russian bombers briefly entered airspace

Japan says 2 Russian bombers briefly entered airspace

The Japanese Defense and Foreign Ministries have claimed two Russian bombers briefly entered Japan's airspace near its major southern island of Kyushu on Thursday. The two TU-95 bombers allegedly arrived shortly after noon on Thursday for less than two minutes, Reuters reported, citing the ministries. Japan scrambled F-2 combat jets in response. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich said he was unaware of the reports and would look into them.