Situation in Ukraine may lead to restrictions on media

Certain restrictions will be imposed on media representatives operating in Kiev after the recent clashes between the posters and police that left 25 people killed in the Ukrainian capital.  If a state of emergency is introduced in the country, it will lead to serious limitations and restrictions,” says Nune Sargsyan, Head of Internews NGO.

At the same time, she says the Internet provided a wide range of opportunities and it will be possible to learn about the developments in the country.

Nune Sargsyan refrained from drawing parallels between the deadly post-election riots in Yerevan on March 1, 2008, and the latest crackdown on Ukraine protesters. “Times are different. The picture is Maidan (Independence Square in Kiev) is different. I think it will be more difficult for Ukraine people to recover from the shock than it was for us.”