Americans intercepted Russian bombers from Alaska

Several Russian military aircraft – fighters and strategic bombers – were intercepted in the neutral airspace off the coast of Alaska. They were returned to the space of Russia by aircraft of the United States and Canada, Radio Liberty reports.

According to the joint team of Canada and the USA for Air Protection (NORAD), Russian planes did not cross the state borders of these countries and did not pose a threat. The department also noted that the incident is not related to flying objects, several of which were shot down over the past week over the territories of Canada and the USA.

The Russian Ministry of Defense did not comment on the incident, but reports that on February 14, strategic missile carriers of the Russian Air Force carried out planned flights in a neutral airspace over the Bering Sea.