U.S. Air Force jets intercepted two Tu-95 Russian bombers and two Su-35 Russian fighter jets approximately 50 miles southwest of Chariot, Alaska, Thursday morning, Fox News reported.
The Russian aircraft had entered Alaska's Air Defense Zone, Fox News reported, citing U.S. officials. They were intercepted by two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets.
This encroachment is the latest in a long series of provocative incidents perpetrated by the Russian military. In late April, Russian bombers flew near Alaska for four consecutive days.
The encounter also comes after President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin spoke over the phone. The conversation reportedly focused on the conflict in Syria and the potential conflict with North Korea, not the aforementioned encounters.
Unfortunately, this incident was a first of sorts.
When I mention the Tu-95 it's in context of laughing at Russian bomber fleet but moreso the Americans who worry about it like it's 1961.— Shana Martie Tricia (@KitsuneShana) April 22, 2017
However, some online have found some humor in the age of the bombers.
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