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Russia on Purpose of Its Aircraft's Flight in Air over Waters of Japan
Moscow, April 15 (KCNA) -- The military attache of the Russian embassy in Japan, addressing a press conference on April 8, referred to the purpose of Russian aircraft's flight in the air over the waters of Japan in last March.

The objective of the flight was not to examine the Japan-U.S. capacity for combined air defence system and combat capability as claimed by Japanese media but to learn about radiation, he said.

It is natural for Russia to express concern about the accident at the nuclear power plant in Japan, he said, adding that military aircraft of Russia did not violate the territorial airspace of Japan and its ministry of Defense notified the Japanese military organ of the purpose of the flight.

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