The air defense of the army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic shot down another Su-25 attack aircraft of the Azerbaijan Air Force. Colonel Garik Movsesyan, Deputy Commander of the Air Defense Forces of the Armenian Armed Forces, announced this at a press conference.
Before the start of the press conference, we received information that another Su-25 of Azerbaijan was destroyed
- he said.
Thus, according to the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, this is the third Su-25 attack aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, shot down over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh in four days, starting from Monday.
Recall that on October 12, the Armenian Ministry of Defense reported that the air defense units of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh) shot down an Azerbaijani Su-25 attack aircraft. According to the Armenian military department, the attack aircraft destroyed on Monday became the 18th aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, lost since the beginning of hostilities in the Karabakh conflict zone.
On Wednesday, October 14, the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry reported that the Artsakh defense army "shot down a Su-25 attack aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force." If this is not a repeat, then this is the second plane of the Azerbaijani Air Force shot down by the Armenian air defense since the beginning of the week.
And so, on Thursday, the Armenian military department reported on another shot down Su-25 attack aircraft, already the third and 20th aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force, shot down since the beginning of the military conflict.
According to The Military Balance 2020, at the beginning of 2020, the Azerbaijani Air Force had 19 units of Su-25 and Su-25UB attack aircraft. There is no data on the condition of the aircraft According to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, all Su-25 aircraft are stationed.