BAKU, October 3. / TASS /. The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied on Saturday reports that the Armenian side shot down the country's air force planes.
"We declare once again that not a single combat aircraft of the Azerbaijani Air Force was shot down," Vagif Dargyakhli, head of the press service of the Defense Ministry, told reporters. In his words, Azerbaijan's strike drones "continue to destroy the military equipment of the Armenian forces."
The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh escalated on September 27, active clashes are taking place in the disputed territory. Martial law was introduced in Azerbaijan and Armenia, and mobilization was announced. Both sides reported killed and wounded, including civilians.
Baku and Yerevan have disputed the ownership of Nagorno-Karabakh since February 1988, when the region announced its secession from the Azerbaijan SSR. During the 1992-1994 armed conflict, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions.