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    Two US F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified two Russian Tu-95 bombers as well as two Su-35 fighter jets that entered Alaska’s Air Defense identification zone.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The flight of Russian bombers and fighter jets off the west coast off Alaska on Wednesday was conducted in a safe and professional manner, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spokesperson Capt. Ashleigh Peck told Sputnik.

    "We would categorize it [Russian flight] as safe and professional," Peck stated on Thursday.

    Peck said two US F-22 fighter jets intercepted and visually identified two Russian Tu-95 bombers as well as two Su-35 fighter jets that entered Alaska’s Air Defense identification zone.

    "It’s not unprecedented," Peck noted. "We have seen it before."

    In April, the United States detected a series of three bomber flights in and around Alaska.

    Defense Department spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said the flights of Russian strategic bombers were all conducted in a safe and professional manner with deference to US airspace.

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