The Japanese military scrambled fighter jets after detecting Russian reconnaissance planes in its airspace over the Pacific.

 Reuters reported on Thursday that the Japanese armed forces had scrambled fighter jets .

The Japanese defense ministry said that one Il-20 aircraft flew from the Sea of ​​Okhotsk to the Pacific Ocean and then turned back, another aircraft of the same type flew towards Japanese territorial waters near Sado Island, then changed course and departed towards the Asian continent – wrote Reuters.

The Il-20 (in the Nato Coot-A nomenclature) is a reconnaissance aircraft produced since 1968 in the Soviet Union and then in Russia, intended for imaging and electronic reconnaissance.

Recall that during the G7 summit in Hiroshima , which lasted from May 19 to 21, the United States agreed to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16 aircraft. The project was supported by UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and Portugal.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed confidence that his country will receive F-16s from Western partners. He noted that Kiev did not know how many such machines it could have in the future.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s unexpected visit to the G7 summit in Hiroshima increased support for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida by 9 percent; this may prompt him to call early elections, Bloomberg reported.