Armenians demand Russian forces leave their territory

Armenians demand Russian forces leave their territory

Armenian protesters at the Russian embassy are demanding the removal of the Russian military base from the territory of Armenia and the expulsion of the Russian ambassador, Armenia Today reports.

The protesters demanded that the Russian president make official apologies and move Russian forces out of Armenia.

Six members of the Avetisyan family were brutally murdered by Russian soldier Valery Permyakov from the Russian military base in Armenia in Gyumri yesterday. The whole family was shot, a baby was wounded. The soldier left the scene but was caught by Russian border guards when trying to cross the Armenian-Turkish border. Permyakov is currently at the Russian base, he has not been handed over to the Armenian police.