ARF-D Calls for Investigation of Gyumri Tragedy Under Armenian Law

YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the tragic murder of a Gyumri family by a Russian soldier, who deserted his post and went on a killing spree last week.

“The ARF Supreme Council of Armenia is deeply saddened by the news of the death of 6-month-old Seryozha Avetisyan who was wounded in the brutal Gyumri massacre and struggled for his life for seven days. On behalf of our organization, we express our condolences and share the pain, grief and protest of the relatives of the Avetisyans, Gyumri residents, and the entire Armenian nation. No words of condolence can ease the pain and emotional anguish of our compatriots,” said the statement.

“We also reaffirm the demands our representatives expressed earlier – the investigation into the killing of the Avetisyan family and the trial should be held in Armenia and under Armenian laws,” added the statement.