Russia may send the amphibious assault ship, said Russia and Japan to defend the disputed islands
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BEIJING, February 25 (AFP), 25 high-ranking Russian military said Wednesday that Russia could send one to two French-made “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship to the Pacific Ocean, and Japan to defend the disputed South Kuril Islands (Japan said that the four northern islands).
尼古拉马卡 Pavlov, the Russian chief of staff told the media that we do not rule out an additional one to two to the Pacific Fleet “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship to address, including the South Kuril Islands the number of security issues.
1 25, the French and Russian governments in the western port city of Saint-Nazaire, France signed an agreement, decided to cooperate for the Russian construction of four “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship, which in France and Russia The construction of two two. “Northwest Wind”-class amphibious assault ship displacement of 21,000 tons, about 200 meters, along with long-range military force and amphibious command functions, the equivalent of a helicopter carrier, capable of carrying helicopters, amphibious armored vehicles, tanks and other heavy equipment and 900 soldiers.
the past few weeks, Russia and Japan on the disputed islands of the growing diplomatic dispute escalation. Japan reiterated that the “four northern islands’ sovereignty, the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed to strengthen the island’s military defense forces.