“Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s words were decisive during March 1 clashes in Armenia” (video)

Political scientist Armen Minasyan cannot predict the future developments in the Ukrainian capital after the February 19 clashes between protesters and police.

“After long hesitations the country’s authorities decided to solve the problem by force,” he said.

“Seemingly, there is resemblance between the March 1, 2008, clashes in Armenia and the February 19 bloodshed in Ukraine. Both counties had victims but the picture is quite different in Kiev. In Armenia, the opposition had a single leader, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, whose words became decisive during the clashes. The opposition does not have a united leader in Kiev,” said Armen Minasyan.

The expert believes that external forces were involved in the conflict in Ukraine which was not the case in Armenia.