People Suspected Of Killing Citizen Of Russian Federation Detained


Noyan Tapan
Aug 08 2007

YEREVAN, AUGUST 8, NOYAN TAPAN. The preliminary investigation of
the criminal case filed with regard to the assasination of Dmitri
Genadi Yermolov, a citizen of the Russian Federation, is being
implemented by the Investigation Department of the RA Prosecutor
General’s Office. According to Sona Truzian, the Spokeswoman of
the RA Prosecutor General’s Office, the identities of those, who
committed the assasination, have been found out as a result of the
operative measures taken by the preliminary investigation, they have
been detained and the fire-arms, which served as tools for committing
the crime, have been confiscated.

It should be mentioned that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
Russian Federation has applied to the Armenian authorities, asking to
immediately find out the circimstances of the death of the Russian
serviceman. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Armenia in its turn
expressed readiness with regard to providing the presence of the
authorized representative of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian
Federation during the examination of the above-mentioned case.

According to the proclaimings appeared in press, two unknown people
stopped the "VAZ-2102" car in the territory of the Arinj village of the
Kotayk region at about 00:35 on August 6, took the five passengers out
of the car, beat them, after which allowed them to leave. However,
the passengers had hardly passed a few meters, when the two men
started to shoot in the direction of the car, as a result of which
one of the passengers: D.

Yermolov, received a fire-arm injury and died on the way to
hospital. No more than a few hours later as a result of the taken
measures it was found out that it were A. Andreasian and G. Balian,
who beat the passengers and the driver of the above-mentioned car
during an ungrounded argument and then shot in their direction. These
two people have been put under arrest. Two "Sayga" shot-guns with a
rifling muzzle of 7.62 mm calibre have been confiscated.

According to the sources of, "the bodyguards of one of
the greatest oligarches of Armenia stand behind this murder." And
according to "Aravot", the Russian "Regnum" news agency reported that
the above-mentioned two people, who are suspected of committing the
murder, are working in the security service of the "Multi Group"
concern, which belongs to Gagik Tsarukian. At the same time, the
newpaper mentions that the "Bargavatch Hayastan" ("Prosperous Armenia")
party categorically refuses this information.