Unfazed: Russian Nuclear Bombers Return to Alaskan Coast, Coming Closer Than Night Before

Posted: Apr 19, 2017 1:25 PM

Russia once again flew multiple Tu-95 "Bear" nuclear-capable bombers off the coast of Alaska Tuesday night, this time coming as close as 36 miles to the United States according to Fox News

The two bombers were spotted by U.S. military radar at 5 p.m. local time.

On Monday, the same Russian bombers intentionally flew into the Air Defense Identification Zone around 100 miles off the coast of the United States, which triggered two F-22 fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the aircraft.  And earlier last week, Russia used the same stunt off the coast of Japan to "send a message.”

In February, the Russian spy ship Viktor Leonov came within 30 miles of a major U.S. nuclear submarine base in Groton, Connecticut.  And in March, the same spy ship emerged on the U.S. eastern seaboard, monitoring activity just 20 miles south of the nuclear submarine base at King’s Bay, Georgia.

Last week, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson both said that relations with Russia were at an all-time low.