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Russian Tu-22M3 Bombers Conduct Air Patrols During Sudden Pacific Fleet Check

Since 14 April, Russia has been holding a surprise inspection of its Pacific Fleet.
Eight Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers have conducted planned patrol flights over the neutral waters of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan as part of a sudden inspection of the Pacific Fleet's combat readiness, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday.

"As part of a sudden inspection of the combat readiness of the Pacific Fleet, part of the Aerospace Forces and support units, eight Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers performed a combat training flight in the airspace over the neutral waters of the Sea of Okhotsk and the northern part of the Sea of Japan," the ministry said in a statement.
A Moskit supersonic anti-ship missile is launched from a missile boat during a training exercise for guard missile boats and artillery exercises held in the Sea of Japan. - Sputnik India, 1920, 14.04.2023
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