Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said the country’s armed forces shot down an Azerbaijani helicopter during the fighting in Karabakh.
“Our helicopter has just been shot down. Probably helicopters,” Hovhannisyan wrote on his Facebook on Tuesday, September 29.
Earlier that day, Azerbaijani forces shelled a military unit in Vardenis (Armenian territory) and used aviation there. Baku claims that the Vardenis military unit fired at the Dashkesan district. This is refuted in Yerevan, claiming that Azerbaijan intentionally spread this fake to justify its attack.
In Stepanakert on Tuesday morning an air alarm was sounded, but the attack did not follow. Later on the correspondent said that the city was undergoing a spontaneous evacuation of residents and people were being taken to Yerevan.