Arminfo.info



 Wednesday, April 10 2024 15:11
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Story of arrest of Russian deserter in Gyumri isn`t as clear cut as  it seems

Story of arrest of Russian deserter in Gyumri isn`t as clear cut as  it seems

ArmInfo.Human rights NGOs in Armenia, with the support of a number of Russian liberal platforms,  began to "disperse" information that the military police of the 102nd Russian base detained another Russian deserter - Anatoly Shchetinin in Gyumri. But is everything so clear in this story? As ArmInfo learned from the competent law enforcement agencies, everything that is said around this case is not true.

According to sources, Shchetinin, accused in Russia of an act under  Art. 337.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, arrived in  Armenia back in November last year, through Minsk , already  the  well- established scheme for deserters. "On March 29 of this year,  Shchetinin himself came to the Russian Consulate General in Gyumri  and asked for assistance in returning to the Russian Federation. He  argued his request by saying that he was "tired of running away","  sources familiar with the situation told ArmInfo.

On April 9, the Vanadzor branch of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly  (HCA Vanadzor) issued a statement in which it accused the Russian  military police of the Russian 102nd military base of kidnapping  Anatoliy Nikolaevich Shchetinin and holding him illegally on the  territory of the 102nd military base. "Shchetinin is wanted and has  found refuge in the Republic of Armenia on grounds of rejecting  military service. Currently, according to our credible information,  the RF military base representatives are planning to transfer  Shchetinin to the Russian Federation by plane.  The RF law  enforcement officers, once again violating the RA legislation, carry  out illegal activities by abducting a person on the RA territory,  unlawfully holding him deprived of his liberty and attempting to  transfer him to the RF," HCA Vanadzor statement reads.  It is also  reported that the Office sent a corresponding statement about the  crime to the Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia.

Notably, the military police of the Russian base was established  after the bloody murder of 7 members of a family in Gyumri by Valery  Permyakov, who left the territory of the military unit without  permission and cold-bloodedly shot the whole family, including a  child at the breast.  This caused mass protests in Gyumri. It is not  known whether the mentioned  military police of the base is  authorized to deal with anyone other than the military personnel of  the base itself.  However, according to an ArmInfo source, the story  with Shchetinin has become another far-fetched reason for  discrimination against the Russian armed forces deployed in Armenia.  The same thing was written about the detention of Russian citizen  Dmitry Setrakov in December last year in Gyumri, who also deserted,  although according to another version he was "identified" already  upon arrival at Yerevan Zvartnots airport.

POST A COMMENT
Input digits     

News
Russia plans to open consulate general in occupied ArtsakhRussia plans to open consulate general in occupied Artsakh
Protests in Armenia have two components: objective and external -  political scientistProtests in Armenia have two components: objective and external -  political scientist
MP from MP from "Civil Contract": Pashinyan - Galstanyan meeting  is  impossible
54-year-old man who used tear gas against police detained in Yerevan54-year-old man who used tear gas against police detained in Yerevan
Converse Bank began issuing China UnionPay cards - UnionPay Gold and  UnionPay PlatinumConverse Bank began issuing China UnionPay cards - UnionPay Gold and  UnionPay Platinum
Police actions becoming increasingly gang-like, clearly indicating  loss of control over situation: David AnanyanPolice actions becoming increasingly gang-like, clearly indicating  loss of control over situation: David Ananyan
"Tavush for Motherland" supporters to celebrate First Republic Day in  Sardarapat
MFA: There are no foreign citizens among those injured or killed in  floods in northern ArmeniaMFA: There are no foreign citizens among those injured or killed in  floods in northern Armenia
Azerbaijani puppet court rejects Ruben Vardanyan`s complaint for  illegal arrestAzerbaijani puppet court rejects Ruben Vardanyan`s complaint for  illegal arrest
Armenian experts` delegation pays two-day visit to Kyiv Armenian experts` delegation pays two-day visit to Kyiv 
Gnel Sanosyan: problems caused by flood were unpredictableGnel Sanosyan: problems caused by flood were unpredictable
Major General: Armenia today is not ready to independently guard its  borders with Turkiye and IranMajor General: Armenia today is not ready to independently guard its  borders with Turkiye and Iran
Bagrat Srbazan`s bishopric rank preserved; his church-administrative  service terminated: AACBagrat Srbazan`s bishopric rank preserved; his church-administrative  service terminated: AAC
Nothing like this has been in modern Armenia: Nothing like this has been in modern Armenia: "The police were given  direct instructions to use brute force against parents of dead  servicemen, MPs  and media representatives"
Rivers subsiding in Armenia Rivers subsiding in Armenia 
Refusal of embassies to provide entry visas to Artsakh residents  violates Convention relating to Status of RefugeesRefusal of embassies to provide entry visas to Artsakh residents  violates Convention relating to Status of Refugees
Any state has right to do whatever it deems necessary not to others`  detriment - ambassador Any state has right to do whatever it deems necessary not to others`  detriment - ambassador 
Stepanakert mayor arrested Stepanakert mayor arrested 
Road leading to the border with Georgia passable in direction of  Yerevan-Sevan-Dilijan-Ijevan- Noyemberyan-Ptgavan-BagratashenRoad leading to the border with Georgia passable in direction of  Yerevan-Sevan-Dilijan-Ijevan- Noyemberyan-Ptgavan-Bagratashen
Danila Kozlovsky`s Frank show to perform in Yerevan Danila Kozlovsky`s Frank show to perform in Yerevan 
`Red berets` beat opposition MP in central Yerevan `Red berets` beat opposition MP in central Yerevan 
Belarusian ambassador to Armenia on his role in development of  bilateral relations Belarusian ambassador to Armenia on his role in development of  bilateral relations 
Floods in Armenia: Russia in contact with Armenian side Floods in Armenia: Russia in contact with Armenian side 
Clergyman Bagrat Galstanyan announces actions of disobedience Clergyman Bagrat Galstanyan announces actions of disobedience 
Tavush for Motherland movement leader ready to become Armenia`s  premier Tavush for Motherland movement leader ready to become Armenia`s  premier 
No threat of dam collapse in Armenia`s reservoirs  No threat of dam collapse in Armenia`s reservoirs  
Ex-official calls for `clearing country of evil`Ex-official calls for `clearing country of evil`
Our common objective is sustainable peace in South Caucasus - Josep  BorrelOur common objective is sustainable peace in South Caucasus - Josep  Borrel
Payment for Schengen visa for Armenian citizens to remain unchanged Payment for Schengen visa for Armenian citizens to remain unchanged 
Law-enforcers searching Stepanakert mayor`s home Law-enforcers searching Stepanakert mayor`s home 
Armenian premier`s security service remove journalist from school  building Armenian premier`s security service remove journalist from school  building 
Armenia supports Estonia in border incident with Russia - Estonian FMArmenia supports Estonia in border incident with Russia - Estonian FM
Armenian premier`s helicopter makes emergency landing in VanadzorArmenian premier`s helicopter makes emergency landing in Vanadzor
President confers military ranks on high-ranking officers President confers military ranks on high-ranking officers 
Azerbaijani, German FMs discuss Armenian-Azerbaijani peace process Azerbaijani, German FMs discuss Armenian-Azerbaijani peace process 
Martakert mayor detained Martakert mayor detained 
Azerbaijan increases military budget Azerbaijan increases military budget 
Armenia`s premier speaks of Real Armenia in his message Armenia`s premier speaks of Real Armenia in his message 
Armenia`s authorities resorting to pressure and disinformation in  dealing with Church - AACArmenia`s authorities resorting to pressure and disinformation in  dealing with Church - AAC
RA Human Rights Defender`s Office responds to video footage of  harassment of French- Armenian journalistRA Human Rights Defender`s Office responds to video footage of  harassment of French- Armenian journalist
Armenia`s top security official receives Louis BonoArmenia`s top security official receives Louis Bono
EU Ambassador to Armenia was presented with results of work carried out at Margara checkpoint on Armenian-Turkish borderEU Ambassador to Armenia was presented with results of work carried out at Margara checkpoint on Armenian-Turkish border
Minister of Health: process of introducing comprehensive health  insurance continues at high paceMinister of Health: process of introducing comprehensive health  insurance continues at high pace
Director of Pentagon`s DTRA CTR Directorate visits YerevanDirector of Pentagon`s DTRA CTR Directorate visits Yerevan
Davutoglu: Turkiye should quickly regulate its relations with ArmeniaDavutoglu: Turkiye should quickly regulate its relations with Armenia
Azerbaijan, which destroys monuments, urges UNESCO to `save` Kond -  StatementAzerbaijan, which destroys monuments, urges UNESCO to `save` Kond - Statement
Moscow accuses West of trying to undermine peace in  South CaucasusMoscow accuses West of trying to undermine peace in  South Caucasus
Zatulin: Pashinyan is trying to put all responsibility for losing war  with Azerbaijan in NK on RussiaZatulin: Pashinyan is trying to put all responsibility for losing war  with Azerbaijan in NK on Russia
Moscow: Baku -Tehran normalization will have positive impact on South  Caucasus Moscow: Baku -Tehran normalization will have positive impact on South  Caucasus 
Anahit Avanesyan: It was Center`s management that considered it  expedient to terminate employment contract with Dr. DanielyanAnahit Avanesyan: It was Center`s management that considered it  expedient to terminate employment contract with Dr. Danielyan
"My dear, my beloved, guess for yourself": Zakharova comments with  song lyrics on Pashinyan`s accusations against two CSTO countries 
Arthur Hovhannisyan: Church has territories that can be used for  various needs of stateArthur Hovhannisyan: Church has territories that can be used for  various needs of state
Threat to Armenian-Iranian relations must be neutralized - clergyman Threat to Armenian-Iranian relations must be neutralized - clergyman 
No-confidence vote in Armenia`s government depends on results of  Tavush for Motherland movement No-confidence vote in Armenia`s government depends on results of  Tavush for Motherland movement 
Vardan Azatyan appointed rector of State Academy of Fine Arts Vardan Azatyan appointed rector of State Academy of Fine Arts 
Charles Aznavour sang about our sorrows and dreams - Emmanuel Macron Charles Aznavour sang about our sorrows and dreams - Emmanuel Macron 
The President of Turkmenistan received the Secretary General of the CISThe President of Turkmenistan received the Secretary General of the CIS
U.S. considering Armenia`s requests for assistance U.S. considering Armenia`s requests for assistance 
Charles Aznavour square opened in Paris Charles Aznavour square opened in Paris 
Armenian Assembly of America reinforces $250mln aid package for  Armenia in key House Committee testimonyArmenian Assembly of America reinforces $250mln aid package for  Armenia in key House Committee testimony
Read more



Commented