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Russia warship fires torpedoes in Sea of Japan during a naval exercise.

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On Thursday, Russia conducted a naval military exercise in Sea of Japan amid rising tensions with the United States. The Marshal Shaposhnikov, an Udalay-class naval destroyer, was seen launched two torpedoes and fired shells using the A-190 artillery unit in disputed waters.

The exercise was conducted in the Peter the Great Bay. This bay is disputed between US and Russia. US believes that much of the bay does not belong to Russia, and US navy repeatedly conducted freedom of navigation operations to challenge Russia’s claims on the bay. This led to an escalation in tensions between the countries.

Russia increased its military presence in the Bay, and recently threatened to ram the US guided-missile destroyer, USS John S McCain, when Russia claimed that the US warships entered Russian waters.

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