Crew members of Mi-24 helicopter shot down in Armenia awarded with the Order of Courage. The corresponding decree was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The press service of the Kremlin reports..
Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded by his decree for courage, courage and dedication, shown during the performance of military duty, Order of Courage, Senior Lieutenant Vladislav Sergeevich Gryazin, Major Ischuk Yuri Viktorovich (posthumously), Senior Lieutenant Fedin Roman Vasilievich (posthumously)
– It said in a statement.
Recall, what 9 November 2020 of the year Russian helicopter Mi-24, escorting the convoy of the 102nd Russian military base through the territory of Armenia, was shot down by a MANPADS missile in the airspace outside the combat zone near the Armenian settlement of Yeraskh near the border of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. As a result, two crew members were killed., another injured.
Baku took the blame for the incident, stated, that the helicopter was shot down by accident. Azerbaijan expressed condolences, apologized to the Russian side and declared his readiness to pay compensation. At the same time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the republic emphasized, that this incident is in no way directed against Russia.
Currently, this fact is being investigated by two parties at once., Defense Ministries of Russia and Azerbaijan are in constant communication.