United States stealth fighters intercept Russian bombers near Alaska

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It is reported that the U.S. air force have intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bombers, which were in the zone of identification of air defense.

Russian nuclear forces dispatch two strategic bombers into the air defense zone near Alaska on Friday and the aircraft were intercepted by American F-22 jets, the U.S. Northern Command said.

"At no time did the Russian bombers enter North American sovereign airspace", Hennessy said in a statement to AFP.

The U.S. statement also said that the Russian aircraft never entered U.S. airspace.

Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S.

Encounters between Russian warplanes and US fighter planes have become more frequent in recent years, as Russia seeks to make a display of its military strength.

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"Long-range and naval pilots conduct flights over the global waters of the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean on a regular basis".

The jets never entered USA airspace, according to the report, and turned back after passing the Aleutian Islands.

Russian Federation has increased its military presence in the area since it annexed Crimea in 2014.

The last time Russian bombers flew so close to Alaska was May 3, 2017, officials told Fox News.

Such incidents have added tension to Russia's relationship with the West, which has been severely strained by Moscow's takeover of Crimea, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, and its alleged meddling in the USA election in 2016, among other things.

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