YEREVAN. – What people saw in the sky on Thursday night cannot be clearly determined, but it was very similar to a ballistic missile, military analyst Artsrun Hovhannisyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am.
To note, people living in quite a large area—encompassing between Turkey and Israel—saw a bizarre celestial phenomenon on Thursday at around 9:50pm Armenia time. At first, a cone-like thing appeared in the sky, afterwards there was a flash and a twist, and, subsequently, the light-emanating and ball-shaped object separated into two twisting points and then disappeared.
As per the analyst, we cannot unequivocally assert this was a Russian or an Iranian missile, especially since no official statement has been released to that effect.
“It could have been a meteor, or a UFO,” Hovhannisyan maintained.
According to him, and despite the absence of official information, what was seen is characteristic of a ballistic missile.
To note, the Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday successfully launched a ballistic missile from the Astrakhan Oblast (Region) at 9:39 Armenia time.
And if it turns out that the celestial phenomenon had a terrestrial origin, a question rises: Was this a demonstration of military strength?