May 4, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– TVZvezda.ru, translated by Tom Winter –
The US Air Force intercepted two Russian strategic Tu-95 bombers and two Su-35 multipurpose fighter aircraft near Alaska.
The news portal News Executive specified that the interception was made Thursday, May 4, about 80 kilometers from the American coast. Fox News, in turn, adds that the Pentagon used a pair of F-22s to escort Russian planes.
The US Air Force regularly flies to accompany Russian aviation in the Alaska area. In April, similar incidents were repeated five days in a row.
At the same time, the RF Ministry of Defense has repeatedly stressed that all flights of Russian Federation air traffic are conducted in accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace over Neutral Waters, and the airspace of other states is not violated.
In the Pentagon itself, it was also acknowledged that flights of the Russian Federation Air Force are carried out safely, professionally and with respect to the American airspace.