The events in Ukraine may put an end to the diplomatic relations between Armenia and Ukraine, Chairman of the Yerevan Press Club Boris Navasardyan told a news conference today.
“If Armenia recognizes the Crimean referendum, it will face a serious challenge, therefore, the country’s authorities had better avoid expressing a clear position on the issue,” he said. Mr Navasardyan says Armenian leadership could not denounce the referendum not to spoil their relations with Russia; anyway, they did not have the courage to reject the results of the Crimean referendum either.
Boris Navasardyan excludes that Crimea may be used as a precedent in the Karabakh issue as there is little similarity between the two referendums. Therefore, it will mean to discredit the idea of self-determination by viewing Crimea as a precedent.
Speaking of the recent attacks on the Armenian-populated town of Kessab in Syria, Mr Navasardyan said that it is the result of the Armenian authorities failing to protect Armenians over the years.