Russia crossed the line on Monday after U.S. fighter jets caught a Russian long-range TU-95 Bear bombers flying too close to the Alaskan coast.
According to reports, the bombers were caught flying too close to the Aleutian Islands. On top of that, the Russians also had maritime patrol aircraft nearby.
The bombers were intercepted by two F-22 fighters stationed at the Elmendorf Air Force Base.
Despite the Russians violating U.S. airspace, military officials said that the Russian pilots acted “very professionally.”
This isn’t the first time the Russians have flown too close to Alaska, but it is one of the first times it has been detected since 2007.
With rising tensions in the Middle East and North Korea, a conflict may be brewing in the not so distant future and it is important for the U.S. to be ready for anything.
The Russians have also been a topic of discussion within the U.S. after the Democrats accused them of hacking the election, despite there be very little proof that it happened.