The Russian Defense Ministry has announced that a test of the “Moskit” anti-ship missile was conducted in the Sea of Japan. According to the statement, the Pacific Fleet ships tested the Soviet-made Moskit cruise missiles in the Great Petro Bay in the Sea of Japan. The two ships launched a joint missile attack on a simulated enemy target, and the target was successfully hit with two Moskit missiles at a distance of approximately 100 kilometers.
In response to the missile test, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement regarding Russia’s increased activity in the Far East. While speaking at a press conference in Tokyo, Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi stated that Moscow continues its aggression towards Ukraine while also intensifying its activities in the Far East. The Moskit missile is known for its supersonic cruise capabilities and has a range of up to 250 kilometers.