Turkey’s Air Force fighter fired a missile at an Armenian attack aircraft located in Armenia’s airspace, RIA Novosti reported. The airplane was shot down and the pilot died.
We are talking about the Turkish F-16, which came into combat in contact with the Armenian Su-25. According to Armenia’s Sputnik, the rocket was launched across Armenia’s border.
The fighter took off from the airfield of the Azerbaijani city of Ganja to cover the Azerbaijani Air Force, which attacked the Armenian settlements of Vardenis, Metz Masrik, and Sotq. The Armenian attack aircraft, in turn, supported the actions of local air defense systems. The plane’s pilot “died heroically”, Armenian Defense Minister’s Press Secretary Shushan Stepanyan said on her Facebook page.
The aggravation of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations became known on September 27. Armenian and Azerbaijani armies clashed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is the subject of a territorial dispute. The media reported hundreds of casualties. The parties accused each other of escalating the conflict.
On the eve, Turkey said it was ready to provide military support to Azerbaijan. Commenting on Ankara’s initiative, Armenia’s representative to the CSTO stated that in case of aggravation of the situation Yerevan intends to use “appropriate military-political mechanisms to counteract foreign aggression”. Rambler” reports about it.