The group that seized a police Department in Yerevan, burned car “Gazelle”. This was announced by the negotiator between the government and the armed group, the Deputy of the Parliament of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Vitaly Balasanyan, reports “Interfax”.
“In the regiment they burned the car,” he said, adding that the state authorities ignored the arson and will continue to negotiate until the grouping will not give up.
One of the invaders, the press Secretary of the Armenian opposition civic initiative Founding Parliament Varuzhan Avetisyan said that was also shot down a police drone. “Yeah, we set fire to a police car. In addition, the downed drone”, — said the participant of capture of the online newspaper Lragir.
The police station in the Yerevan district of Erebuni was captured on the morning of 17 July. First, the invaders demanded the release from prison of a party to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh Zhirayr Sefilyan, who is suspected in illegal acquisition and possession of weapons. Then the attackers also demanded the resignation of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.
23 Jul extremists freed all the hostages taken office. At the same time, as reported by publishing News.am the leader of the group “Sasna tsrer” (“the Violent of Sasun”) Varuzhan Avetisyan agreed to release the hostages in exchange for a promise to create in the Department a permanent point of contact with the press. It was also demanded to the police and NSS to pass unhindered journalists in the building.