Russian Mi-24 helicopter shot down over Armenia, Baku claims responsibility, apologizes
According to the Russian side, the incident took place outside the conflict zone of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan apologized for mistakenly shot down a Russian helicopter near its Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, located on the western border of Armenia.
The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan reported this.
The incident took place outside the conflict zone between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The helicopter provided air cover for a convoy of Russian ground forces near the village of Yeraskh when it was shot down from a portable anti-aircraft missile system and crashed in the mountains of Armenia, the military department in Moscow reported..
Two crew members died, the third survived and was taken to hospital.
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