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Russia’s Defense Ministry says Moscow test fired missiles in the Sea of Japan

Russia's Defense Ministry has announced that Moscow conducted a test firing of missiles in the Sea of Japan.

The missiles were launched from the Admiral Gorshkov and Admiral Kasatonov warships, according to the ministry.

The ministry said in a statement that the exercise was intended to assess the readiness of the Russian Navy to carry out combat tasks in the area, and that the missiles were launched from a distance of 250 kilometers (155 miles) in the western part of the sea.

The ministry said the launches were successful and that all of the missiles hit their targets.

The Sea of Japan is a contested area, with both Russia and Japan claiming territorial waters and exclusive economic zones. The two countries have been locked in a decades-long dispute over the issue.

The firing of the missiles comes as tensions between Russia and Japan have been escalating in recent months. The two nations have been locked in a dispute over a territorial issue that dates back to the end of World War II.

The test firing of the missiles is likely to further ratchet up tensions between the two countries.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the test firing of the missiles was part of a larger military exercise that was conducted in the area. The ministry did not provide further details about the exercise.

The exercise took place amid increased military activity in the region, with the United States and its allies carrying out military drills in the Sea of Japan.

The test firing of the missiles follows a series of other military exercises conducted by Russia in the Sea of Japan over the past year. These exercises have been seen as a show of strength by Moscow in the region.

It is unclear how Japan will react to the test firing of the missiles. However, it is likely that the incident will further strain relations between the two countries.