After the incident with the Armenian Su-25 fighter plane shot down by Turkish forces, Russia may be involved in the military conflict in Artsakh. That may become possible under a collective security agreement. That view was expressed by military observer Dmitry Litovkin. The expert added that the information about the plane shot down should be officially confirmed.
Let us remind you that the day before the Armenian Defense Ministry announced that an F-16 fighter, which belongs to Turkey, was shot down by an Armenian army Su-25 fighter. However, the Turkish and Azerbaijani authorities deny it.
– If the Turkish military is present on Azerbaijani territory and destroys Armenian planes, it automatically draws Russia into a military confrontation with its allies, Azerbaijan and Turkey. There’s nothing to be glad about because at any moment the situation may get out of control and there will be a real incident that will require Moscow to act,” a military observer quoted URA.RU as saying.
However, it is too early to confirm Russia’s entry into the conflict until the fact of a shot down the plane is confirmed. However, according to Litovkin, it is extremely difficult to verify that information.
We remind that the situation in Nagorno Karabakh aggravated in the morning of September 27. The representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of starting the hostilities. Martial law has been introduced in both countries and general mobilization has been announced.