Armenia Will Counter Airspace Violation by Azerbaijan, Says Acting Minister

YEREVAN (Armenpress)If the Azeri Air Force nears the Armenian border, Armenia’s Air Force is ready, and if they violate Armenian airspace, they will be destroyed, announced acting Defense Minister Mikael Harutunian on Tuesday. The acting minister was refuting rumors that Azeri air force planes had violated Armenia’s sovereign airspace. Reports indicating that an Azeri military plane has penetrated Armenian airspace are not true. Those planes were on their regular reconnaissance exercises, explained Harutunian, who insisted that the Armenian Air Force would be ready to strike at any intruding aircraft. Harutunian said that in recent times there have been minor violations of the cease fire agreement by the Azeri side, assuring that of late those activities have diminished. In any case, any fire from the Azeri is met with the appropriate response, said Harutunian.

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