Police Chief was unaware fugitive ex-minister is Russian citizen
YEREVAN, SEPEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. Police Chief of Armenia Valeriy Osipyan says he was unaware that former defense minister Michael Harutyunyan, currently wanted by Armenia, is a Russian citizen.
“Police received the information from Russia,” he said today.
Asked by a reporter whether Russia’s cancellation of the arrest warrant for Harutyunyan on its territory was a non-collegial approach from Russia, the police chief refused to answer, saying : “Police is an apolitical structure, I won’t answer this question.”
Harutyunyan is wanted by Armenian law enforcement agencies under charges of breaching constitutional order during the deadly March 1 events.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan