Baku, Azerbaijan, June 22
The Azerbaijani Armed Forces destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Armenia’s Armed Forces June 21 evening, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said in a message June 22.
The UAV attempted to carry out reconnaissance flights over the Azerbaijani army positions and was destroyed in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Terter District.
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 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.