Many have been focused on the on-going tension between the United States and North Korea. President Donald Trump has been busy trying to get China to help stop Kim Jong-Un from escalating the situation and causing a world war to break out. So, while all eyes are on North Korea, Russia, who has taken the side of Syria against the US, has had spy ships sailing off the eastern coast of the America and now a Russian bomber was seen flying near an Alaskan island.
A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska Monday night, two U.S. officials told Fox News, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island — the first time since President Trump took office that Moscow has sent bombers so close to the U.S.
The two Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers flew roughly 280 miles southwest of Elmendorf Air Force Base, within the Air Defense Identification Zone of the United States.
The U.S. Air Force scrambled two F-22 stealth fighter jets and an E-3 airborne early warning plane to intercept the Russian bombers.
It’s ironic that Democrats still contend that Donald Trump is such a good friend of Vladimir Putin that he got Russia to interfere in the election to help him get elected, and yet, US – Russian relations are being described as the lowest in years. The accusations made against Russia by the Trump administration involving the Syrian use chemical weapons have been anything but friendly. With Russian spy ships off the East Coast and Russian bombers flying near Alaska, tensions are definitely heating up.