October 27, 2021

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A Russian military helicopter has been shot down in Armenia, killing 2 people

A Russian military helicopter has been shot down in Armenia, killing 2 people

Russia It said Monday it had shot down one of its military helicopters Armenia, Near the border Azerbaijan, Killing two soldiers.

The incident took place near Naqiwan’s Azerbaijan border.

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Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been fighting over the Nazorno-Karabakh region for six weeks, in Azerbaijan, but have been under ethnic Armenian control since 1994.

This photo, taken from a video released by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan on Monday, November 9, 2020, shows the national flag of Azerbaijan with the city of Shushi, in the background, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. President Ilham Aliyev said on Sunday that Azerbaijani forces had taken control of the strategically important city of Nagorno-Karabakh, where fighting with Armenia has been going on for more than a month. (By Azerbaijan Ministry of Defense AP)

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Nakhchivan is 40 miles from Nagorno-Karabakh and it is not clear whether the helicopter was involved in the shootout conflict.

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The Ministry of Defense said the helicopter was accompanying the military convoy, but did not specify the purpose of the convoy. Russia has a large military base in Armenia, but is 90 miles from where the helicopter was shot down.

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