Armenian Investigators Satisfied With Joint Probe Into Gyumri Killin

ARMENIAN INVESTIGATORS SATISFIED WITH JOINT PROBE INTO GYUMRI KILLING – RUSSIAN STATE DUMA

Interfax, Russia
March 30 2015

YEREVAN. March 30

Chief of Armenia’s Investigative Committee Agvan Ovsepian told
Russian lawmakers in Yerevan that he was satisfied with the level
of cooperation with the Russian Investigative Committee in the joint
probe into the killing of an Armenian family by a Russian soldier in
Gyumri, Oleg Lebedev, first deputy head of the State Duma’s Committee
for CIS Affairs, said at the meeting.

“Our conversation took place on Sunday evening. The chief of the
Armenian Investigative Committee confirmed that intensive joint work
was underway with our Russian colleagues,” Lebedev told Interfax
on Monday.

Oleg Lebedev heads the Russian part of an inter-parliamentary group
of Russian and Armenian lawmakers, who are monitoring the criminal
inquiry into the murder of the Avetisian family on January 12.

Lebedev did not provide details of the talks with Ovsepian.

A family of seven members were killed in Gyumri on January 12. Russian
soldier Valery Permyakov, who served at the Russian military base in
Armenia, was accused of the killing. He has pleaded guilty. Armenia
and Russia are jointly probing this crime.

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