The announcement came after the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) reported that US F-22 stealth fighters had intercepted a pair of Russian Tu-95 strategic bombers in global airspace off the coast of Alaska.
A Russian Tupolev Tu-95 turboprop-powered strategic bomber flies above the Kremlin in Moscow, on May 7, 2015, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. American fighters intercepted and watching the Russian bombers until then, until they left the identification area. The officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss that portion of the intercept.
Russia's state-run news agency TASS said the USA jets did not come within "100 metres" of the Russian aircraft.
He added that the Alaska-based U.S. jets monitored the Russians until the bombers left an area known as the Air Defense Identification Zone along the Aleutians, heading west.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news website, first reported the intercept.
Two American F-22 fighter jets intercepted them, with the Russians never flying into U.S. airspace.
Earlier this month, a Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. The Russian Sukhoi Su-27 jet got here inside 20 ft of the American P-Eight in worldwide airspace.
That much information was revealed in a statement issued to CNN by North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman Canadian Army Major Andrew Hennessey.