Armenia's report about "downed" Azerbaijani Su-25 - lie, Defense Ministry says

The report by the Armenian Defense Ministry about another alleged "shot down" of Azerbaijani Su-25 attack aircraft is a blatant lie, Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry, Colonel Vagif Dargahli told SİA.

According to Dargahli, the combat aviation of Azerbaijan isn’t used, and we fully adhere to the requirement of a humanitarian ceasefire.

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

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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