Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have escalated since Sunday, with the sides accusing each other of being responsible for the aggression along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Armenian Defence Ministry said the armed forces of the unrecognized Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh had downed two Azerbaijani planes and a helicopter, thereby reporting overall three planes allegedly downed in the area since Thursday morning.

“The divisions of Armenia’s air defense in Karabakh shot down” the said vehicles in the south and south-east of the contested region, the press secretary for Armenia’s Defence Ministry, Shushan Stepanyan, wrote on Facebook. She claimed the helicopter fell on territory controlled by the Karabakh armed forces.

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