UPDATE: The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the incident saying that the Russian Mi-24 helicopter crashed in Armenia near the settlement of Yeraskh as a result of the MANPAD strike.
“On November 9, at about 17.30 Moscow time, while escorting a convoy of the 102nd Russian military base through the territory of the Republic of Armenia in the air space near the Armenian settlement of Yeraskh near the border of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (Republic of Azerbaijan), the Russian Mi-24 helicopter was subjected to fire from the ground from a MANPAD. As a result of the missile hit, the helicopter lost control and fell in a mountainous area on the territory of Armenia,” the statement said.
The incident occurred on November 9 at about 17:30 Moscow time. The helicopter was escorting a convoy of the 102nd Russian military base through the territory of Armenia. The helicopter was shot down in airspace outside the combat zone.
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