TEL AVIV (RFE/RL) — Israel has accused an Israeli drone maker of bombing Armenian soldiers in Nagorno-Karabakh at the request of Azerbaijani clients during a sales demonstration, government and local media reported.
The accusation by Israel’s Justice Ministry on August 29 did not specifically mention Azerbaijan or Nagorno-Karabakh in its statement. But Israeli media said a complaint filed with the Defense Ministry, which promoted an investigation, made it clear that Azerbaijani officials and ethnic Armenian soldiers were involved.
The Defense Ministry complaint was leaked to the Maariv newspaper, which first reported the incident.
It was unclear who exactly filed the complaint.
In its statement on August 29, the Justice Ministry said it plans to indict the chief executive, deputy CEO, and other officials and employees of Aeronautics Defense Systems for the incident, which it said occurred in 2017.
“Aeronautics and 10 of its employees were informed that they were set to be charged, pending a hearing,” the Justice Ministry said, according to The Times of Israel.