Russian military says one of its Mi-24 helicopters was shot down over Armenia

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The Russian military said on Monday that one of its Mi-24 helicopters had been shot down over Armenia near the border with a region belonging to Azerbaijan, killing two crew members and injuring another.

The helicopter was downed using a man-portable air-defence system, the defence ministry said in a statement.

Russia’s military base in Armenia is investigating to determine who was responsible for the downing of the helicopter, the statement said.