DEFENSE and SECURITY (Russia)
January 30, 2015 Friday


VERSION ABOUT AN ACCOMPLICE OF THE SOLDIER WHO HAS KILLED THE FAMILY
IN GYUMRI IS BEING CHECKED IN ARMENIA



Prosecutor's office of Armenia admitted that Russian serviceman Valery
Permyakov who killed seven people in Gyumri might be not alone. Deputy
head of the Armenian police Unan Pogosyan announced this. The crime
happened on January 12. Conscript soldier Permyakov fled from the
Russian military base in Gyumri, broke into the house of the Avetisyan
family and killed all its members including two little children. The
criminal was arrested during an attempt to cross the Armenian-Turkish
border. The motives of the killer who is in custody now are not clear
still. Joint investigation is being done by Russian and Armenian
law-enforcement agencies. Trial about the case of Permyakov will take
place on the territory of Armenia in the open mode.

Source: Novye Izvestia, January 27, 2015, p. 3