Not a single combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down - Vagif Dargahli

  03 October 2020    Read: 581
 Not a single combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down - Vagif Dargahli

"Not a single combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down during the ongoing battles in Karabakh," said the head of the Press Service of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, colonel Vagif Dergahli.

Earlier on Saturday, the press secretary of the Armenian military department Shushan Stepanyan stated that Azerbaijani aircrafts was shot down in Karabakh at 07.25 Moscow time. Later, the representative of the Armenian Defense Ministry Artsrun Hovhannisyan reported about two more destroyed aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force.

"Today, Armenia again spread disinformation about allegedly shot down aircaft and unmanned aerial vehicles of the Azerbaijani Air Force. We repeat once again that not a single combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down. On the contrary, Azerbaijan's counter-offensive operations continue to destroy the military equipment of the Armenian Armed Forces. Video recordings of Azerbaijan's attack UAVs are regularly presented to the public. By spreading false information about the losses of Azerbaijan, representatives of the Armenian Defense Ministry are trying to fill the information vanity, they have about the hostilities, "Dargahli told RIA Novosti.

Armenian Armed Forces launched a large-scale military attack on positions of 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.

Military actions continued on Sept. 29 - Oct. 2. According to a statement from Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry, the Armenian armed forces have suffered heavy losses along the entire front line from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30, including tanks, armored vehicles, artillery installations, rocket launch systems, as well as command and observation posts, air defense systems, etc.

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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