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Nagorno-Karabakh escalation: Armenia releases VIDEO showing Azerbaijani tank on fire, Baku denies it lost heavy armor

Nagorno-Karabakh escalation: Armenia releases VIDEO showing Azerbaijani tank on fire, Baku denies it lost heavy armor
Armenia’s military released footage, on Sunday, purportedly showing an Azeri tank being hit by an armor-piercing projectile and catching fire amid hostilities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh. Baku denied suffering any losses.

The Armenian Defense Ministry claimed its forces have destroyed at least three Azerbaijani tanks, along with two helicopters and three UAVs. Later in the day, the ministry circulated what it said was video documentation of an enemy armored vehicle being destroyed by the Armenians.

The one-minute clip shows a T-72 tank on the move. Moments later, it comes to a halt and erupts in flames. Plumes of fire are seen emitting from the inside compartments, as well as the turret. No one inside seems to be able to flee to safety.

Warning! The video contains scenes that some may find disturbing.

Another short video later released by Yerevan shows a group of tanks apparently being shelled, with two of them directly hit by projectiles and suffering damage. 

Warning! The video contains scenes that some may find disturbing.

The authenticity of the footage has not yet been independently verified. Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry denied reports of any losses in heavy armor, telling Russia’s news agency RIA Novosti that these claims were “lies and disinformation.”

“Be advised that our units fully prevail over the enemy on the front line,” it said.

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