Azerbaijani Armed Forces seize Armenian drone

Azerbaijani Armed Forces seize Armenian drone

The units of the Azerbaijani armed forces have implemented a forced landing of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a quadrocopter DJI Phantom belonging to the Armenian armed forces. According to the Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan, the drone attempted to fly over the Azerbaijani positions on the frontline zone. It is known that the captured quadrocopter belongs to DJI PHANTOM type.

Recall, on the night of April 2 all frontier positions of Azerbaijan were exposed to heavy fire from large-caliber weapons, mortars, grenade launchers and guns. In addition, Azerbaijani settlements near the front line, densely populated by civilians, were shelled.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20% of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US, are currently holding peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.