China, Russia jets flew nearby as Quad met, says Japan’s defence minister

China, Russia jets flew nearby as Quad met, says Japan's defence minister


Chinese and Russian fighter jets carried out joint flights over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea on Tuesday as leaders of the Quad bloc met in Tokyo, Japan said.

Japan’s Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said Tokyo had expressed “grave concerns” to Russia and China over the flights, which came as leaders from the United States, India, Australia and Japan held talks on regional security.


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