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Azerbaijan accidentally shot down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter, and President Azerbaijan calls Putin to apologize

Azerbaijan accidentally shot down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter, and President Azerbaijan calls on Putin to apologize

Azerbaijan announced that it missed a Russian helicopter and is willing to pay compensation

According to a report by ITAR on November 10, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan announced that its air defense force had accidentally shot down a Russian helicopter and was preparing to compensate Russia for its losses.

The statement stated that the Russian helicopter was flying at the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia at night, flying at a very low altitude, outside the detection range of Azerbaijan’s air defense radar, and Azerbaijan had not previously found a Russian military aircraft in this airspace. In view of the tension between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Azerbaijani air defense forces shot down the helicopter.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan stated that it expresses its deep condolences to the Russian pilots and their families killed in the accident. Azerbaijan did not intend to do so and is ready to make corresponding compensation.

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that a Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down in Armenia, close to the border of Azerbaijan. The opponent was using a portable anti-aircraft missile. Two pilots were killed and another was taken back to the base after being injured.

Azerbaijan accidentally shot down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter, and President Azerbaijan calls on Putin to apologize

Azerbaijan accidentally shot down a Russian Mi-24 helicopter, and President Azerbaijan calls on Putin to apologize the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan issued a statement acknowledging that Azerbaijan accidentally shot down a Mi-24 helicopter of the Russian army, apologized to the Russian side and expressed its willingness to compensate.

According to the Russian Satellite News Agency on the 10th, the Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan wrote in a statement: “According to the news received by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, in the Nakhichevan area on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, a Russian Mi-24 military helicopter was shot down by the UAE.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan stated that the helicopter was flying in an area very close to the border of the Yaya-Azerbaijani border, while the fighting in the Naka region was continuing.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan emphasized in a statement that the Russian Mi-24 was flying at low altitude at night and was not in the air defense radar detection area. No Russian helicopters had been found in the area before. Under the influence of the above factors, considering the local tension and the high level of readiness due to possible provocations by Armenia, the fighters on duty decided to shoot. “The Arab side apologizes to the Russian side for this tragic incident.

An accident was not directed at Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan also stated: “The Azerbaijani side expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the dead crew members and wishes the injured a speedy recovery. The Azerbaijani side is willing to pay compensation.”

According to a report by the Russian TASS news agency on the 10th, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev also shot down the Russian Mi-24 helicopter during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. apologize.

According to CCTV military reports, on November 9, local time, Russia, Asia and Afghanistan signed a statement to cease fire in Naqqa. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian peacekeeping force has already moved towards the Naka area and is preparing to carry out peacekeeping operations. 

The Russian peacekeeping force consists of 1960 men, 90 armored vehicles and 380 various types of equipment. Azerbaijani President Aliyev stated that the Russian peacekeeping force will be stationed in Naqa for five years. If Azerbaijan and Armenia have no objections, the period will be automatically extended after the expiration.

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