A video from Arma-3, a military game, circulated on social media claiming that Armenians shot down an Azerbaijani MiG-25. It is not a real plane.
Through our analysis, we found that the video is from a military combat game – Arma 3. One of the Japanese YouTubers uploaded a similar video from the video game on Aug. 22, 2020. The video has identical background settings, including the streetlight/ electric pole. Furthermore, the sound of the bullet firing is similar.
On Oct. 3, 2020, TASS, a Russian News agency, also reported that the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry denied the reports that the Armenians shot down an Azerbaijani MiG-25.
Therefore, we conclude that the Armenians did not shot down an Azerbaijani MiG-25 in Nagorno-Karabakh.