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Azerbaijan accidentally downs Russian helicopter in Armenia

Azerbaijan has said its forces shot down a Russian helicopter near its border with Armenia by accident, expressing apologies to Moscow and readiness to pay compensation.“The Azerbaijani side offers an apology to the Russian side in connection with this tragic incident,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday, adding the move was an accident and “not aimed against” Moscow.

It came shortly after Russia said one of its Mi-24 helicopters was downed in Armenia, killing two servicemen and wounding another.The defence ministry in Moscow said in a statement that the helicopter was hit by a man-portable air-defence system and launched an investigation to determine who was responsible for the act.

News source ~ Aljazeera