The Armenians shot down an Azerbaijani plane or UAV just before the air strike [video]

YEREVAN, (BM) – The hostilities in the region of the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh continue with no prospect of ending soon and a truce will take place, learned from daily bulletins from field sources.

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Some of them [sources – ed.] Shared video footage of an Azerbaijani plane or drone being shot down by Armenian air defense systems just before the plane completed its mission and bombed the area. It is not yet clear what caused the Azeri aircraft to come so close to the system and the system’s radar, given that the range of such air defense systems is tens or hundreds of kilometers.

The video clearly shows the moment when the aircraft fell to the ground and exploded in flames a moment after it was hit by a rocket. According to analysts, it is possible on the basis of the force of the explosion to determine how many bombs the aerial vehicle was armed with and ready to drop in the area. Their opinion is four bombs. Also, experts claim that the Armenian forces in this area have deployed radar Casta-2, which according to technical specifications has a comprehensive detection of up to 150 km.

There is also a real possibility that the Azerbaijani plane or drone in that case, which was shot down, used radar electronics and radio frequency jamming systems, resulting in “this hole” in the radio information and that the aircraft was not detected earlier.

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians. In Baku, they announced the control of several Karabakh villages and strategic heights. Yerevan also reports about the shelling of the territory of Armenia.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan SSR.

During the armed conflict in 1992-1994, the Azerbaijani side lost control of Nagorno-Karabakh and the seven areas adjacent to it. Since 1992, negotiations have been conducted within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The group is led by co-chairs – Russia, USA and France.

In 1994, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, through the mediation of Russia, signed the Bishkek Armistice Protocol. At the same time, military operations did not stop there, which periodically renewed.

The most significant exacerbation of the conflict was the four-day war of 2016. Then hundreds of soldiers on both sides became victims.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during a meeting with the President of Azerbaijan last year, called for a rhetoric that would go against the fundamental principles endorsed by both sides and enshrined in the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act when resolving the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. At the same time, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry admitted that much more needs to be done to achieve a long-term political settlement.


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