Russia has transferred more than a dozen MiG-29 jet-fighters to Armenia

Russia has transferred more than a dozen MiG-29 jet-fighters to Armenia
Russia has transferred more than a dozen MiG-29 jet-fighters to Armenia
21 October 2020, 11:38PoliticsPhoto:
Russian MiG-29 fighters appeared at the Erebuni military base in Armenia. We are talking about at least 13 combat aircraft and the same number of helicopters.

According to, experts made conclusions about the transfer of military aircraft from Russia to Armenia on the basis of satellite images.

“We are talking specifically about Russian combat aircraft, since officially the MiG-29 fighters are not in service with the Armenian Air Force”, - the message says.

Thirteen MiG-29 fighters were spotted by observers in an open-air parking lot. In addition to them, another 13 military helicopters were captured by satellite photography, which indicates the rather large potential of this military airfield. The identity of the helicopters has not yet been established, but observers assume that this equipment also arrived from Russia. So far, the Russian authorities have not commented on the incident.

Earlier it was reported that Moscow has not officially intervened in the military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, despite the fact that Armenia is a member of the CSTO. This implies the possibility of rendering Russian assistance to her, including of a military nature. Nevertheless, the Kremlin stated that they would bring troops into the region only with the consent of both conflicting parties.

The conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has erupted since the end of September. Azerbaijan, which considers this territory its own, occupied by Armenia, stated that it sees no other way, except the military one, to resolve the issue of the status of this territory. Nagorno-Karabakh announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijan USSR even before the collapse of the union. Since then, only Abkhazia, South Ossetia and the unrecognized Transnistrian Moldavian Republic have agreed to partially recognize the territory.

On October 19, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a meeting with Turkish MPs, formally accused several countries, including Russia, of supplying weapons to Armenia. The charges concerned the OSCE Minsk Group (Minsk Troika), which, in addition to Russia, also includes the United States and France, writes Anadolu Ajansı. Erdogan stated that Armenia has repeatedly violated the ceasefire, which the countries agreed on a week ago in Moscow. During the ceasefire, the parties were to exchange prisoners of war and remove the bodies of the dead from the battlefield. However, despite the truce, the Azerbaijani city of Ganja came under fire on the night from Friday to Saturday. The shelling killed 13 people, 52 civilians were injured. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev promised to avenge Armenia for what he had done.

"Erdogan's official accusations against Russia lead to a serious aggravation in relations between Ankara and Moscow, especially since Erdogan did not present any evidence for his accusations", - writes The publication believes that with such a statement Erdogan is trying to justify his arms supplies to Azerbaijan by making them official.

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