Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Fly Near Alaska on Two Consecutive Nights 


After the information that two Russian Tu-95 airplanes appeared approximately 280 miles away from the US Air Defense Identification Zone on Monday night, it was reported that another two jets flew near the coast of Alaska on Tuesday night, April 18, as well.

This time United States launched a E-3 Sentry early warning aircraft in response to the two jets, while during the first incident on April 17, the two Russian Tu-95MS bombers were escorted by US F-22 fighters.

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian jets regularly carry out patrol flights over the neutral waters of the Arctic region, Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Pacific Ocean.

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