Permyakov may be exchanged for Harutyunyan - media
The court on Tuesday will announce the verdict of Valery Permyakov, a serviceman of the 102nd Russian Federation (RF) Military Base in Armenia's Gyumri, who is charged with the murder of seven members of the Avetisyan family of Gyumri on January 12, 2015, the Zhoghovurd newspaper reports.
“The Russian soldier will not serve his sentence in Armenia, but rather, he will be sent to Russia.
“But the Armenian and Russian authorities, knowing full well that transferring Permyakov to Russia could raise a new wave of discontent in Armenia, are discussing the option of ‘exchanging’ the soldier with Armenian bus driver Hrachya Harutyunyan, who is arrested in Russia for the ill-fated accident in the RF, on July 13, 2013.
“That is, when Permyakov is transferred to Russia, it will be immediately announced also that Harutyunyan will be handed over to the RA law enforcement,” News.am cited the statement as saying.