Gunmen put forward conditions to release hostages in Yerevan

Armenia Materials 29 July 2016 19:42 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29


One of gunmen, who seized a police station in Yerevan, Varuzhan Avetisyan, said that the gunmen are ready to release the doctors taken hostage earlier if other doctors agree to come, RIA Novosti agency reported July 29.

The Armenian Ministry of Health said on July 27 that the gunmen took four ambulance employees hostage, including a woman who arrived to render aid to the injured.

According to the message, the gunmen urged Armen Muradyan, Armenian minister of health, to come and remain a hostage instead of doctors. Then one of the doctors was released.

Avetisyan added that doctors feel good and perform their professional duties.

The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative ‘Founding Parliament’ Zhirayr Sefilyan.