It is the first incident of the kind since USA jets intercepted Russian aircraft over a year ago on May 3, 2017.
In April a year ago NORAD and the Pentagon said Tu-95 Bear bombers were spotted in global air space on three occasions - twice near the Aleutian Islands and once near mainland Alaska and Canada.
Russian bombers entered identification zone air defense of the United States US Fighters intercepted Russian military airplanes near the Western coast of Alaska.
The US fighter jets did not get closer than 100 meters to the Russian bombers, the Russian Defense Ministry was quoted as saying on Saturday by the RIA news agency.
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Russian bombers TU-95 and TU-142 remained under escort of two F-22 fighters in an global airspace for 40 minutes, the Russian news agency RIA reported, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
Two F-22 fighter jets from the third Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct strategy coaching, on this U.S. Air Drive image taken March 24, 2016. Andrew Hennessy said in a statement.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept.
There have also been encounters in European airspace between Russian warplanes and military aircraft of members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance.
That incident, in which Russian aircraft came within 20 feet of the Navy surveillance plane, was criticized by a U.S. Navy spokeswoman lat month.