Russian soldier killed in Armenia’s Gyumri, suspect arrested

Body of a soldier from the Russian military base #102 was found in Armenia’s second largest city of Gyumri today.

The man identified as Sergey Yalpayev (born in 1996) was stubbed in the neck, the Prsecutor General’s Office reports.


A criminal case has been instigated under Article 104.1 of the Armenian Criminal Code.

One person has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Investigation into the details of the case is under way.

Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti cited the military’s southern command as saying that preliminary indications were the attack was sparked by a domestic dispute.

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