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Russian and Chinese jets patrol East Asia skies, capping Biden's trip

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace while Tokyo was hosting leaders of the Quad group of countries, which includes the US, said Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi

From (R-L) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders summit meeting at Kantei Palace, in Toky
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From (R-L) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) leaders summit meeting at Kantei Palace, in Toky

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Russian and Chinese military planes conducted joint exercises to patrol the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday in a pointed farewell to U.S. President Joe Biden as he concluded an Asia trip that rankled Beijing.

Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace while Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad group of countries, which includes the United States, said Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, who called the move a provocation.

It was the first joint military exercise by China and Russia since Moscow invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, according to a U.S. official, and it came at the

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First Published: May 24 2022 | 9:05 PM IST

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