By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s military has deployed coastal defense missile systems near Pacific islands claimed by Japan, a move that underscores Moscow’s steadfast stance on the dispute. . The Bastion system was moved to Matua, a deserted volcanic island in the middle of the Kuril Islands. Japan claims sovereignty over the four southernmost islands. The Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday posted a video showing the massive missile carriers moving ashore from the landing craft and then driving along the coast of the volcanic island to conduct mining positions. fire as part of the exercise.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/02/russia-sends-missiles-near-pacific-islands-claimed-by-japan/ Russia Moves Missiles Near Pacific Islands Claimed by Japan