A Mi-24 helicopter of the Russian Defense Ministry crashed on the territory of Armenia near the border with Azerbaijan. This is reported by the Russian and Armenian military departments.
The incident occurred near the village of Yeraskh while escorting a Russian military convoy. According to preliminary information, two people died, one more managed to survive, but he was seriously injured.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the helicopter was fired upon from a portable anti-aircraft missile system.
The first videos from the scene appeared, but the incident took place in the evening, so little is visible on the videos.
Former allies made claims to Putin over Karabakh and spoke out for Azerbaijan
This incident may add fuel to the fire, since active fighting for Nagorno-Karabakh has been going on for the second month already. Azerbaijan takes control of all the new settlements and large cities. Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite Yerevan's expectations, did not provide Armenia with unconditional assistance. According to experts, the Kremlin did not want to enter into confrontation with Azerbaijan and Turkey, which supports it.