A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bomber flies above the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2015, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade.
Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016.
Two U.S. Air Force fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Two Russian TU-95 planes, nicknamed "Bear bombers", were intercepted by US F-22 fighter jets after they flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone, an area stretching 200 miles off the coast of Alaksa.
The F-22s escorted the Russian bombers until they left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Islands, heading west.More news: Israeli PM Netanyahu says Iranian strikes from Syria "crossed a red line"
According to Andrew Hennessy's statement, Russia's aircraft were "intercepted and monitored by the F-22s until the bombers left the ADIZ along the Aleutian Island chain heading west", and did not enter the USA airspace.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept.
It is the first incident of the kind since U.S. jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet got here inside 20 ft of the American P-Eight in worldwide airspace.
This writes CNN referring to the command of the aerospace defense of North America.