Russian soldier goes on trial for murdering a family in Gyumri, Armenia

Valery Permyakov, Russian soldier charged with murdering a family Gyumri, stood befor the Armenian court today.

Permyakov was provided an interpreter and advocate. The sitting was attended by relatives of the Avetisyan family.

On January 12, 2014 private of the Russian Military Base #102 in Gyumri Valery Permyakov killed seven members of the Avetisyan family, after which he tried to illegally cross the Armenian state border.

In August Permyakov was already tried by Russia’s military court and sentenced to 10 years in prison on desertion and arms and ammunition stealing charges.

The next sitting in the case will be held on January 18.

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