Russia carries out military drills on disputed Kurile Islands

April 23, 2015 11:17 AM

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has conducted military anti-landing drills in a Pacific island chain, parts of which are also claimed by Japan, Interfax news agency reported the Russian Defence Ministry as saying on Thursday.

"Units were scrambled as part of large-scale anti-landing drills ... (they) worked on coastal defense from possible sea or air attacks," Interfax cited the press service for Russia's Eastern Military District as saying.

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