A F-16 fighter jet of the Turkish Air Force shot down a Su-25 warplane of the Armenian Air Force in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Armenian Defense Ministry reported on September 29.
The F-16 fighter jet allegedly took off from Ganja Airbase in Azerbaijan and was providing an air cover to combat UAVs, which were striking targets in Armenia’s Vardenis, Mec Marik and Sotk.
The incident allegedly took place in Armenian airspace.
Now, Armenia will likely make a request to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (a post-Soviet military bloc led by Russia) to ask it for a military support.
Azerbaijan and Turkey denied Armenian claims that a Turkish F-16 shot down the Su-25. They called the Armenian statement fake news and a provocation.
Just a few hours ago, Armenia was threatening to use Iskander missile systems to strike Azerbaijan and its forces if F-16 jets were used. Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan also made a phone call to his Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev claiming that there was a chance that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will expand to Armenia.
In own turn, Turkey once again declared that it will consider any attack on Azerbaijani territory as an attack on Turkish territory and vowed to support Baku on the diplomatic arena and the battlefield.
The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry also claimed that it has information about the deployment of the Armenian military’s S-300 systems closer to the Nagorno-Karabakh region and threatened to destroy them.
An Azerbaijani strikes on Armenian forces:
The Armenian military released a video to showcase its claims about the shooting down of multiple Azerbaijani aircraft:
Armenia shows impact of the clashes in the Nagorno Karabakh area:
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