A Russian parliamentary delegation on Friday visited Gyumri and laid flowers to on the fresh graves of the seven members of local Armenian family who died in a killing spree blamed on a Russian soldier.
The Armenian military suffered two more casualties and claimed to have killed at least three Azerbaijani soldiers early on Friday in what appears to be a further escalation of fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
In a fresh scathing attack on President Serzh Sarkisian, former President Robert Kocharian has condemned the Armenian authorities for failing to ensure that a Russian soldier accused of murdering seven members of a family in Gyumri is tried in an Armenian court.
In an effort to attract more foreign investment, the Armenian government unveiled on Thursday a bill that would all but exempt large-scale exporters from the country’s 20 percent corporate profit tax.
“Zhamanak” reports that Armenia’s Investigative Committee publicized on Thursday a short video of its interrogation of Valery Permyakov, the Russian soldier charged with killing seven Armenians in Gyumri.
The funeral of a six-month-old boy who was stabbed last week in a massacre that has been blamed on a Russian soldier took place in the Armenian northwestern city of Gyumri on Wednesday afternoon.
Thousands of Armenians flocked to St. Nshan Church in Gyumri on Tuesday afternoon to attend the service for the baby. Armenia’s northwestern city of Gyumri and the rest of the country on Tuesday mourned the death of the seventh victim of a family murder that shocked the nation last week.
Six members of an Armenian family allegedly slain by a Russian serviceman in Gyumri on January 12 were laid to rest in the city cemetery on Thursday in a ceremony that brought together a great many citizens mourning the brutal murders.
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