Armenians call for Russian soldier accused of murder to be handed over (Video)

16:18, 16 January 2015
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Several thousand people rallied in the Armenian city of Gyumri on Thursday demanding that a soldier stationed at a local Russian military base, Valery Permyakov, accused of murdering a family of six on Monday and who is said to have confessed to the killing, be handed over for trial. 

Armenian media reported that Permyakov was captured near the Turkish border and is now being held at the Russian base, Ukraine Today reports. 

Russia's Defense Minister has expressed condolences to the victims' family promising severe punishment for those responsible.

It was reported that at least 14 people were injured in clashes with police as locals tried to reach the Russian consulate.

The incident has caused tensions in Armenian-Russian relations, which are normally good.

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