The police will negotiate with an armed group of people who seized a police building in Yerevan, as long as you don’t lose your hope for a peaceful resolution of the incident. This was stated by the Deputy head of police of Armenia, Hunan Poghosyan, reports ArmInfo.
At that, Pogosyan noted that law enforcement officers are able to defuse the police seized some people, if they will not abandon their intentions.
“If our attempts do not succeed, we are able to neutralize them. Otherwise murderers do not act” — quoted Pogosyan “Novosti-Armenia”.
According to the Deputy chief of the Armenian police, currently a prisoner of the invaders are seven people, including the Deputy chief of Yerevan police Valery Osipyan.
According to Poghosian, killed Colonel Arthur Vanoyan, wounded Lieutenant Aram Hovhannisian and rook, Costigan and officer Gagik Mkrtchyan.
The only requirement of an armed group is the release of the leader of the movement “New Armenia, Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is under arrest on charges of illegal acquisition and possession of weapons.
“This requirement is impossible”, — said Pogosyan.
The seizure of police building in Yerevan Erebuni community occurred on the morning of Sunday, July 17. The building was pulled troops arrived at the scene, the police chief of Armenia Vladimir Gasparyan.
Sefilian was arrested June 20 on suspicion of organizing a criminal group. According to investigators, he joined the group planned an armed seizure of buildings, structures, telecommunications, after the April escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone.