Serious incident near Alaska. Four Russian-owned bombers were intercepted by US warplanes on the Russian-US maritime border.
Russian bombers carrying nuclear cargo were detained during a routine flight at the international airport. According to the American press, the Russian bombers were 32 kilometers off the coast of Alaska.
How do the US and Russia view the incident on the Alaska coast?
While the incident was not violent, it shows that the U.S. military is not joking about such an incident.
“Russia’s planes were in international space, US sovereignty did not enter airspace. Air patrols protect us from approaching planes, and we are sending a clear message that we will continue to carry out defense missions with the same efficiency and capability as we have always engaged in war,” CNN reports.
At the same time, the Russians acknowledge the incident and provide details of what happened:
“Four Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers of the Russian space forces have carried out a planned flight over the Sukotka Sea, the Bering Sea, the Ohotsk Sea and the international seas of the North Pacific Ocean. Sputnik news agency quoted the defense ministry as saying.
Although the incident was not very serious, in March, planes from the United States and Canada intercepted two Russian planes in the same area, off the coast of Alaska.
Last year, U.S. planes were sent to intercept several Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska.