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Russia says one of its helicopters has been shot down over Armenia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military said on Monday that one of its Mi-24 helicopters had been shot down over Armenia near the border with a region belonging to Azerbaijan, killing two crew members and injuring another.

The helicopter was downed using a man-portable air-defence system, the defence ministry said in a statement.

Russia’s military base in Armenia is investigating to determine who was responsible for the downing of the helicopter, the statement said.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and Nvard Hovhannisyan in Yerevan; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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