an Armenian SU-25 fighter jet has been shot down by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet. Pilot of the Su-25 died in this incident. This incident took place in Armenian airspace.
According to the government of Armenia, the Turkish F-16 took off from an airbase inside Azerbaijan.
“Тoday, at around 10:30 am, F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force took off from the “Ganja” airport from the Republic of Azerbaijan and ensured the delivery of bombing and missile strikes against settlements and ground units of the Armenian Armed Forces,” Armenian defense ministry said.
Armenian defense ministry further said, “During this period, the air defense units of the RA AF carried out SAM missile fire. While the F-16 was performing a combat mission during anti-aircraft fire and the ensuing air battles, the Turkish fighter shot down a Su-25 fighter of the RA Air Force in the airspace of the RA.”
This incident took place three days after a military clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Azerbaijan’s defense ministry has denied that a Turkish F-16 jet has shot down an Armenian SU-25 fighter jet.
Turkey said that it would help Azerbaijan by offering both diplomatic and military assistance.
Armenian govt said earlier that it would use Russian ballistic missiles if Turkey uses its American-built F-16 fighter jets in support of Azerbaijan.