Russia deployed fighter jets near Turkish border in Armenia

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Four fourth-generation Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft and a number of modernized MiG-29S bombers and a Mil Mi-8MT helicopter were sent to a Russian base in Armenia.

Russia deployed fighter jets near Turkish border in Armenia

On Saturday the Russian Defense Ministry said that Moscow deployed several fighter jets and a transport helicopter near the Turkish border in Armenia.

According to the Ministry, four fourth-generation Mikoyan MiG-29 aircraft and a number of modernized MiG-29S bombers and a Mil Mi-8MT helicopter were sent to a Russian base in Armenia.

The Russian base which is located at Erebuni airport outside the capital, Yerevan, already has nine fourth-generation MiG-29 planes capable of carrying a payload of up to 4,000 kilograms of weapons.

The Armenian capital is located about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Armenia’s border with Turkey.

However, the announcement came a day after a Russian draft resolution on Turkey’s shelling and military actions was rejected at the United Nations Security Council.

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