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Russia’s Defense Ministry said that it conducted a missile drill Thursday on the Moscow-held, Tokyo-claimed islands off Hokkaido, according to NHK.

The ministry said that it conducted an exercise involving the S-300 surface-to-air missile system. The S-300 is designed to shoot down fighter jets and missiles with a range of 400 kilometers. The system intercepted all airborne targets during the drill, the report said.

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