• Zachery Bernabe

Russian jets intercepted near Alaska


At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a pair of United States Air Force F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted a Russian formation of "Bear bombers" and SU-35 fighter jets, according to foxnews.com.

The jets were intercepted inside Alaska's Air Defense Zone but outside of U.S. air space. They were also unarmed, according to CBS News.

According to CNN, Russia has not performed any "flights of this nature since 2015," but last month Russian bombers flew near Alaska for four days in a row.

President Trump stated in April that "relations with Russia were at an 'all-time low,'" and according to CBS News, Russia may be flying these missions near U.S. space as "a response to the Trump administration's missile strike against a Syrian air base in April."

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