Russian Military Helicopter Shot Down in Armenia, 2 Dead

A Russian military helicopter was shot down Monday in Armenia near the border with Azerbaijan, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said, killing two crew members.

The ministry said in a statement that the Mi-24 helicopter was hit by a man-portable air defense system close to the border with Azerbaijan, whose forces are fighting Armenian-backed separatists in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

A third person was injured and evacuated, it said.

This story is being updated.

(c) The Moscow Times

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