Russian soldier charged with murder of seven in Armenia pleads guilty
MOSCOW, January 22 (RAPSI) - A soldier from a Russian military base, Valery Permyakov, who is charged with the murder of seven people in Gyumri (Armenia), pled guilty to the charges issued by Armenian prosecutors, RIA Novosti reports Thursday citing the press service of the Armenian Investigative Committee.
As a result of an armed assault on January 12 in Gyumri where Russia’s Military Base 102 is located, a family of seven was killed, including a six-month-old baby that died of injuries a week later. Russian conscript Valery Permyakov was charged with the murder of two or more persons under the Armenian Criminal Code.
Investigators interviewed over 30 witnesses and conducted over a dozen expert reviews and other investigative procedures.
The press service said that the preliminary investigation is being carried out by the Armenian Investigative Committee and all the investigative procedures comply with the regulations of the Criminal Procedural Code.
The Russian President’s Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, announced that it will be a Russian court that will issue a final ruling in Permyakov’s case. He noted that the joint investigation is still in progress and that it is too early to discuss the extradition of the soldier.