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Azerbaijan destroys another Armenian UAV

20 June 2018 [12:29] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Rashid Shirinov

The air defense units of the Azerbaijani Air Force destroyed an X-55 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armenian Armed Forces, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry informed on June 19.

The UAV attempted to carry out flights over the positions of the Azerbaijani Army units in the Fuzuli-Khojavand direction of the front.

Armenia uses UAVs against Azerbaijan from time to time, whilst the Azerbaijani Army timely suppresses the enemy's attempts to escalate the situation in the region.

Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a lengthy war that ended with signing of a fragile ceasefire in 1994. Since the war, Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan's territory, including Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding regions. More than 20,000 Azerbaijanis were killed and over 1 million were displaced as a result of the large-scale hostilities.

While the OSCE Minsk Group acted as the only mediator in resolution of the conflict, the occupation of the territory of the sovereign state with its internationally recognized boundaries has been left out of due attention of the international community for years.

Until now, Armenia ignores four UN Security Council resolutions on immediate withdrawal from the occupied territory of Azerbaijan, thus keeping tension high in the region.


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