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Azerbaijani MoD: Azerbaijani Su-25 plane neither took off nor shot down

14 October 2020 [15:33] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend


The Armenian Defense Ministry again disseminated information about the alleged shot-down of the Su-25 warplane belonging to the Azerbaijani Air Force on Oct.14, Trend reports citing the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan.

“The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry once again officially declares that the combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Forces aren’t used and not a single Su-25 warplane was lifted into the air," the report said.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of the Azerbaijani army on the front line, using large-caliber weapons, mortars, and artillery on Sept. 27.

Azerbaijan responded with a counter-offensive along the entire front. As a result of retaliation, Azerbaijani troops liberated a number of territories previously occupied by Armenia, as well as take important, strategic heights under control.

The fighting continued into October 2020, in the early days of which Armenia has launched missile attacks on Azerbaijani cities of Ganja, Mingachevir, Khizi as well as Absheron district.

Following almost two weeks of intensive military confrontations, Armenia and Azerbaijan, with Russia's mediation, have agreed on a temporary ceasefire for humanitarian purposes, for exchange of prisoners of war as well as bodies of the dead.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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