Armenia – Azerbaijan Conflict | UAVs to destroy anti-aircraft systems. All the latest developments – VIDEO
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Published on 27/09/2020 at 18:08

Videos circulating on social media show the destruction of Armenian type 9K33 OSA (SA-8 Gecko according to NATO) and 9K330 Tor (SA-15 Gauntlet against NATO) anti-aircraft systems by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), possibly Turkish TB2 Bayraktar. The Ministry of Defence of Armenia did not confirm the authenticity of the videos, but unconfirmed information speaks of the destruction of 12 OSA systems.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defence of Armenia had released a video depicting the destruction of T-72 tanks which were allegedly in the possession of Syrian mercenaries operating on behalf of Azerbaijan.

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In addition, the Ministry of Defence of Armenia reports on the transfer of heavy artillery systems with a caliber of 300 mm such as Kasirga, Polonez and B (which both opponents have) by Azerbaijan.

It is recalled that, in addition to the older Russian anti-aircraft systems OSA, Armenia also has modern Tor-M2MK, S-300 and BUK M1-2.

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In terms of anti-aircraft systems, the arsenal of Azerbaijan also consists of Russian S-300PMU2, SA-2 Guideline, SA-3 Goa (S-125 Pechora-2M) and SA-5 Gammon (S-200).

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At the diplomatic level, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed the importance of an immediate ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region and recourse to the negotiating table for a peaceful solution to the crisis, in intensive talks with all parties involved.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Lavrov “is conducting intensive contacts in order to induce the parties to cease fire and start negotiations to stabilize the situation,” ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

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Meanwhile, references to the Armenian Defence Minister’s visit to Russia owing to the hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh have been refuted by the Embassy of Armenia in Moscow, as the advisor on the diplomatic mission, Edward Djabazian, reported to Sputnik.

Today, European Council President Charles Michel called for an end to hostilities and an “immediate return to negotiations”.

“Military action must stop, as a matter of urgency, to prevent a further escalation. An immediate return to negotiations, without preconditions, is the only way forward..”

At the same time, France called on Yerevan and Baku to cease hostilities and resume talks immediately.

“France is extremely concerned by the confrontation,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes bon der Muhll said in a statement.

Regarding the situation in Armenia, the Armenian Prime Minister, Nicole Pasinian, declared martial law and full mobilization, as a result of the escalation of tensions in the claimed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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On his part, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev swore allegiance to his country’s victory over Armenia.

“On Sunday morning, the Armenian Armed Forces began bombing military positions and settlements along the line of contact,” Aliyev said.

“This is another military challenge from Armenia,” he said. “As a result, there have been casualties among the military and civilians of Azerbaijan,” Aliyev said in a televised address.

With information from:, CNA






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