A Russian military helicopter is shot down in Armenia, two people are killed

Russia On Monday, one of its military helicopters was shot down Armenia, Near the border with Azerbaijan, Killing two soldiers.

The accident occurred near the border with the Nakhchivan region of Azerbaijan.

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Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have been fighting for six weeks in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which is located inside Azerbaijan but has been under Armenian control since 1994.

This image is taken from a video clip published by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense on Monday 9 November 2020, showing the national flag of Azerbaijan with the city of Shushi in the background, in the separatist Nagorno Karabakh region. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Sunday that Azerbaijani forces have taken control of the strategically important city of Nagorny Karabakh, where fighting with Armenia raged more than a month ago. (Azerbaijani Ministry of Defense via AP)

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Nakhchivan is located 40 miles from Nagorno-Karabakh and it is not clear if the helicopter shooting was related to the conflict.

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The Ministry of Defense said that the helicopter was accompanying a military convoy, but did not clarify the purpose of the convoy. Russia has a large military base in Armenia, but it is about 90 miles away from where the helicopter was shot down.

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