Russia tests American airspace for the second time in two days, coming even closer U.S. Navy via Getty Images
In this U.S. Navy handout, a F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter intercepts one of two Russian Tu-95 Bear long rang bomber aircraft as it approached the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz February 9, 2008 south of Japan. Fighter planes escorted the bomber out of the area. Nimitz was transiting through the Western Pacific on a regularly scheduled deployment when the incident occurred. (Photo by U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

For the second time in as many days, Russian bombers have breached the Alaskan Air Defense Zone and flown inside of 100 miles of American airspace.

This time, two TU-95 Bear bombers the same types of planes spotted yesterday, if not the same ones came within 36 miles of American airspace, report CNN and Fox News. Unlike yesterday’s incident, the two bombers were intercepted by an E-3 Sentry surveillance aircraft. Yesterday’s bombers were met by a pair of F-22 Raptors.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that relations with Russia are at a “low point.”

Like yesterday’s provocation, the bombers launched from airbases in eastern Russia, flying over the Pacific Ocean into the Alaskan Air Defense Zone. The Alaskan Air Defense Zone is over international waters but is an area so close to U.S. shores that all aircraft entering that airspace are required to identify themselves and state their destination.

Defense officials told CNN that the two incidents are considered “separate violations.”

Patrick is a content editor for Rare.
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