YEREVAN. – The Russian embassy in Armenia has issued a statement in connection with a Russian soldier’s brutally beating to death an Armenian cleaning woman in Gyumri.
This incident has raised a wave of discontent, and many have compared what has happened with the murder of a Gyumri family by Russian soldier Valery Permyakov.
“We call again not to politicize this topic, not to make hasty conclusions, and not to obstruct the Armenian investigative bodies from doing their job,” the Russian embassy press service statement reads, in particular. “We also wish to extend our condolences to the relatives and friends of the victim.”
Julieta Ghazaryan (born in 1961) was brutally beaten in a Gyumri street, on December 3, and she was pronounced dead in hospital.
A criminal case has opened into this incident, and on charges of negligently causing death.
A serviceman of the 102nd Russian Military Base in Gyumri has been detained as the suspect in this incident.