Time in Yerevan: 11:07,   22 April 2024

Azerbaijani serviceman arrested for diversion attempt, Armenia’s Investigative Committee provides details

Azerbaijani serviceman arrested for diversion attempt, Armenia’s Investigative Committee 
provides details

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 29, ARMENPRESS. The Azerbaijani Armed Forces soldier, who was neutralized by the Armenia’s Armed Forces servicemen at the border line of Tegh community, Syunik region, on February 28th, has been arrested. The investigation is currently underway, the Armenia’s Investigative Committee has said.

“Criminal proceedings have been initiated against Azerbaijani Armed Forces serviceman Ruslan Eldanis-Oghlu Penakhov in the General Department of Investigation of Crimes against the State, Fundamentals of the Constitutional Order, and Public Security. The proceedings are based on the provisions outlined in Points 7 and 15 of Part 2 of Article 44-155, Part 1 of Article 335, Part 1 of Article 340, Part 1 of Article 44-425, and Part 1 of Article 469 of the Armenian Criminal Code regarding the cases of diversion attempt, attempted acts dangerous to the lives of others, attempted murder driven by national, religious hatred, intolerance, and enmity, illegal possession and transportation of firearms and ammunition, smuggling of firearms and ammunition, and illegal border crossing on February 28, 2024,” reports the Investigative Committee.

Ruslan Penakhov was arrested under the investigator's decision.

Circumstances are being revealed by examination.

Notice: Individuals accused of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in accordance with the procedures outlined by the Armenian Criminal Procedure Code and by a legally binding court verdict.

Earlier, the Armenian National Security Service reported that an Azerbaijani Armed Forces serviceman armed with an AKM-type assault rifle and one magazine crossed the Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line near the Tegh community, Syunik region, around 05:15 a.m. on February 28th.








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