According to the US military, the planes did not enter the US or Canadian airspace.
US air force fighter jets intercepted two Russian patrol planes near Alaska according to the North American aerospace defense Command (NORAD).
As reported in the “Twitter” of NORAD, American F-22 fighters intercepted two Russian Il-38 aircraft while entering the identification zone of the air defense of Alaska.
According to NORAD, Russian aircraft used to track submarines were intercepted over the Bering Sea, North of the Aleutian Islands, and did not enter the US or Canadian airspace.
NORAD commander General Terrence O’Shaughnessy told Fox News on Thursday that the Russian planes were flying 50 miles off the coast of Alaska. According to him, Moscow “wanted to check whether we can respond.”