Armenia publishes photos of wreckage it says is SU-25 warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 jet

Middle East & Africa

Reuters Staff

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia posted pictures on an online government platform on Wednesday of the wreckage of a plane it said was a SU-25 warplane shot down by a Turkish fighter jet on Sept 29.

A view shows what is said to be the wreckage of a SU-25 warplane of the Armenian air forces shot down during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released September 30, 2020. Armenian unified info centre/Handout via REUTERS
A view shows what is said to be the wreckage of a SU-25 warplane of the Armenian air forces shot down during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released September 30, 2020. Armenian unified info centre/Handout via REUTERS
A view shows what is said to be the wreckage of a SU-25 warplane of the Armenian air forces shot down during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released September 30, 2020. Armenian unified info centre/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.
A view shows what is said to be the wreckage of a SU-25 warplane of the Armenian air forces shot down during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released September 30, 2020. Armenian unified info centre/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.
A view shows what is said to be the wreckage of a SU-25 warplane of the Armenian air forces shot down during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in this handout picture released September 30, 2020. Armenian unified info centre/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. MANDATORY CREDIT.

Turkey and Azerbaijan have denied Yerevan’s claim that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down the Armenian plane, killing the pilot. On Wednesday Armenia’s defence ministry named the pilot as Major Valeri Danelin.

Fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of their decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire.

’s unified info centre, an online governmental platform,