“We confirm that the trial will be held on the territory of Armenia, it will be fully transparent and joint. I am sure that the court will issue an unbiased and adequate verdict, adequate to the terrible crime committed,” Lavrov said at a press conference.
Lavrov referred to the Gyumri tragedy as a “horrifying crime” and reiterated Moscow’s deepest condolences regarding the matter.
“We see the attempts to politicize this situation. They are not coming from Armenia’s leadership, not from Russia’ leadership. There are plenty of those who want to use this tragedy to gain some geopolitical advantages. This is disgusting, this is inadmissible, this is not worthy of the proud people of Armenia,” Lavrov said.
On January 12, a family of six people was murdered in Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri. The seventh victim, a six-month-old baby, died in a hospital on January 19. The main suspect in the killing, soldier Valery Permyakov from the Russian 102nd Military Base in Gyumri, was detained the next day and admitted committing the murder.