RSC Project Coordinator Haykak Arshamyan provided his assessment of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine for a special one-hour analysis television broadcast on March 4 by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Armenian Service. Arshamyan joined Boris Navasardyan, the Director of the Yerevan Press Club (YPC).
The Peoplemeter Press Club hosted Regional Studies Center (RSC) Director Richard Giragosian for a press conference on February 26 to assess recent developments in Ukraine. After an introduction by Peoplemeter Press Club director Tehmina Arzumanyan, Giragosian opened the press conference by briefly presenting the broader context of the crisis in Ukraine, before focusing on the impact on the European Union (EU) and Russia.
As part of a broader analytical report on recent developments in Ukraine, Shant TV interviewed RSC Director Richard Giragosian on February 20. Giragosian joined two other Armenian analysts in assessing the intensifying violence between the Ukrainian government and the demonstrators and analyzed the implications for Russia and the West, as well as the future of Ukraine.
In an extended interview with Boon (“original”) TV on February 20, RSC Project Coordinator Haykak Arshamyan assessed current challenges facing Armenia, explaining that “for over two thousand years, the nation has faced a dilemma in orientation, East or West, Europe or Russia, and other various directions.” He went on to add that “each time, in different historical periods, we have had to face a dilemma again, and we now find ourselves on the threshold of collapse: a collapse of the political system, economic collapse, or a loss of statehood.”
In an interview with 1in.am (in English and dubbed into Armenian), RSC Director Richard Giragosian assessed recent developments in Ukraine, the future of Armenian-EU relations and commented on other pressing regional issues, including Armenian-Turkish normalization efforts and Nagorno Karabagh.