On November 12 the Azerbaijani mass media released a video that showed an episode of the Syrian war, and not the downing of MI-24 helicopter by Azerbaijan as a result of a ceasefire violation, media expert Samvel Martirosyan told journalists today.
According to him, videos about the Syrian war are widespread throughout the world and are often used in such cases.
Martirosyan said that at first Azerbaijan could not coordinate its actions, due to which the press reports were contradictory – even the statement issued by Defense Ministry was written by several people.
“One section of the statement said that the helicopter launched an attack, whereas the other claimed it was going to attack,” S. Martirosyan noted.
In his words, in parallel with escalating the situations, attacks are being made on Armenian information websites so as to prevent propaganda work. As regards the work done by Armenian information websites, Martirosyan said that our mass media worked well and released information from reliable sources.
As was reported, around 1:45 pm on November 12, a Mi-24 helicopter of the Nagorno Karabakh Air Force was shot down during a training flight in the airspace over the eastern section of Karabakh-Azerbaijan border, as a result of a ceasefire violation by the Azerbaijani armed forces.