On September 30, the Armenian military released photos of its Su-25 warplane, which, according to the Armenian side, was shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet on September 29. The incident happened as a part of the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani war, in which Turkey supports the Azerbaijani push to capture the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
According to the Armenian Defense Ministry, the pilot of the Su-25, Major Valery Danelin, was killed.
Turkey and Azerbaijan denied Armenian claims insisting that no Turkish F-16s participate in the conflict.
Armenian MoD posts flight paths showing coordination of Turkish F-16, E-7T AEW&C and Azerbaijani Su-25 to carry out air strikes on eastern Artsakh earlier today. pic.twitter.com/MvJ8i0EQbI
— 301?? (@301_AD) September 30, 2020
According to Fahrettin Altun, the head of the communications department of the Turkish presidential administration, Armenian claims are “another fantasy of the Armenian military propaganda machine.” The Azerbaijani side, in turn, said that two Armenian Su-25 warplanes crashed into the mountain and exploded, the rest is absurd and disinformation.
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