The defense Ministry of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic stated that it had shot down on Saturday morning, July 18, reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle of the armed forces of Azerbaijan. About it reports RIA "news" with reference to the statement.

It is noted that approximately 06.38 (05.38 GMT) drone was shot down Orbiter-3, "carrying out reconnaissance flights."

The incident occurred on the North-Eastern direction of the contact line.

The defense Ministry said units of the defense Army control the situation and confidently ensure the protection of air and land borders of the Republic.