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Russian frigate passes through Soya Strait near Japan’s Hokkaido

/ 11:15 AM August 03, 2022
Russian frigate passes through Soya Strait near Hokkaido

Yomiuri Shimbun file photo
An aerial image of Cape Soya, Hokkaido, in March 201

TOKYO — The Defense Ministry of Japan announced Monday that a Russian Navy frigate passed through the Soya Strait about 50 kilometers north of Cape Soya, Hokkaido, at around 6 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday, a Chinese Navy guided missile destroyer was seen about 140 kilometers north of Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture. On Sunday, a Chinese Navy frigate was spotted about 80 kilometers off Uotsuri Island of the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture. The two warships were seen heading toward the Pacific Ocean.

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In all three cases, there were no intrusions into Japanese territorial waters.

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