Russian soldier killed in the Armenian city of Gyumri

Russian soldier killed in the Armenian city of Gyumri

The suspect in the murder detained.

YEREVAN, April 22. /Offset. TASS Tigran Liloyan/. Serviceman of Russian military base in Armenia killed in Gyumri. Law enforcers have detained a suspect in the murder. This was reported by TASS in the Department of information and public relations of police of Armenia.

In the defense Ministry confirmed the death of the contractor. “On April 22 at about 17:00 local time near the location of the military unit civilian was an attempt on the life of a soldier on the contract of the Russian military base in Armenia. The result caused the stab wound, the soldier died on the spot. An attack on a Russian serviceman detained by the police of Gyumri”, — said the press service of the southern military district.

The press service noted that the command staff of the military district in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies are investigating. “According to preliminary data, the murder was committed on home soil” — added in the district.

As reported at the ambulance station of Gyumri, about 17:30 (16:30 GMT) to the duty officer received a signal that the store has “Argo” on Kursk area of the city lies a man in Russian military uniform without signs of life. The arrived physicians recorded death of the man.

Russian military base stationed in Armenia in accordance with the intergovernmental agreement between Moscow and Yerevan, signed in 1995. In 2010 amendments, under which the period of stay connection with the initial 25 years, extended to 49 years, until 2044. The main part of the base is housed in Gyumri in the North-West of the Republic.