As a result of the crash of the Russian military helicopter Mi-24 in Armenia, the commander of the aircraft and the onboard technician were killed, the navigator managed to escape, REN TV reported on November 10.
Out of the access zone: how Azerbaijan shot down a Russian helicopter by mistake The incident in the skies over Armenia took place against the backdrop of Baku’s strategic successes on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh
The helicopter was shot down the night before by an Azerbaijani missile near the village of Yeraskh. According to the TV channel, after the fall of the Mi-24, the navigator-operator, who was in the front cockpit, managed to get out of the burning helicopter.
With injuries of varying severity, he was taken to the Russian base in Gyumri.
The Mi-24 was shot down by the Azerbaijani military on November 9 outside the combat zone in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Two crew members were killed, one was injured.
Azerbaijan acknowledged responsibility for the incident, calling the incident a tragic accident. Baku apologized and condolences to the Russian side. It was noted in Baku that earlier in this region no Russian aircraft had been seen.
Another aggravation in the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic began on September 27. On Monday, November 10, it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had signed a statement on the eve of ending the war in Karabakh on Tuesday.
As the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted, the conclusion of peace has nothing to do with the incident with the Russian Mi-24.
According to Izvestia, Mi-24P combat helicopters, one of which was shot down, covered the advance of Russian peacekeepers to Karabakh. As specified in the Ministry of Defense, 1960 Russian peacekeepers will be stationed on the line of contact.