Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan offered condolences over the death of Police Colonel Arthur Vanoyan after an armed attack on Erebuni police station in Yerevan.
Referring to the incident, the Prime Minister said: “A group of people undertook an armed attack on the premises of the patrol police regiment and took hostages. A Police Colonel was killed as a result. I express my condolences to Arthur Vanoyan’s family, relative and friends. What happened on the territory of the regiment is unacceptable and condemnable because it’s impossible to real achieve changes through violence. It’s a dangerous and short-sighted process.”
Hovik Abrahamyan described the situation as extremely worrisome and said “the authorities have been doing and will keep doing their best to reach a peaceful settlement.”
The Prime Minister is the first high-ranking official to refer to the events of past five days.