The 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri. Photo © Sputnik / Asatur Yesayants

14 December 2018, 08:46

Russian soldier arrested on suspicion of killing Gyumri woman

The court has ruled to place a serviceman of the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri, suspected of killing a local woman, into custody.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the 57-year-old Djulietta Gukasyan was beaten up on December 3 and died in hospital. Local residents demanded to tighten control over Russian soldiers.

In 1999-2015, at least 11 Gyumri residents perished in incidents involving Russian militaries. The greatest resonance was caused by the massacre of the Avetisyan family on January 12, 2015. Valery Permyakov, a former serviceman of the above military base, was found guilty of killing seven members and sentenced to life imprisonment.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 13, 2018 at 08:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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