YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of Armenia writes: Davit Harutyunyan from Spitak [town] introduces himself to the public as a human rights activist from Russia who has been working for three months already to organize safe movement of the citizens of the RF [Russian Federation], Armenia, and other countries from Armenia to Russia and in the opposite direction, and to provide material assistance to citizens.
He says that he has made numerous speeches in the media, appealed to the RF embassy in Armenia, convincing that it is not safe to transport people by bus, that they may get infected [with COVID-19]. But RF Ambassador Sergey Kopirkin did not listen to him.
"Especially to oppose him," Harutyunyan believes, the ambassador organized the transporting of people by bus, as a result of which one person, Vakhtang Melkumyan, died.
We contacted Aleksandr Guchkov, the press officer of the Russian Embassy in Armenia, and asked him to answer a number of questions (…).
Answering our questions, the representative of the RF embassy informed: (…). As for [Russian] citizen Vakhtang Melkumyan, yes, there was such a person, among the people who had applied to the embassy, asking to organize their return to the homeland [Russia] as soon as possible. He took a bus to Russia, but the embassy has no information about his further fate, or what happened to him after returning to Russia. (…).”