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Armenians Charged With Killing Russian Soldier

(RFE/RL) August 9, 2007 -- Prosecutors in Yerevan have charged two Armenian citizens with the murder of a Russian military officer.

Lieutenant Dmitry Yermolov, who was stationed in Armenia, was killed on August 6 in a village on the outskirts of Yerevan.

According to prosecutors, the two Armenians stopped a car carrying five Russian soldiers and started a fight.

The two Armenians reportedly beat the Russian servicemen and fired gunshots at their vehicle, killing Yermolov and wounding another passenger in the car.

(Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

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