Newsfeed

Public Services Regulatory Commission decides to reduce tariffs of some services of ArmenTel CJSC

Poaching and illegal hunting tours endanger birds in Armenia

The NKR premier: The Madrid Principles are certainly unacceptable to us

Armenian Copper Programme cuts blister copper production by 13.5%

VTB Bank (Armenia) confirms its leadership in lending

EY takes employees of Armenian ancestry back to their roots

Levon Hayraptyan's health much worse

Vahagn Hovnanyan: Oligarchs have full control of Armenian economy

John Heffern believes that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved only through peaceful talks

In Oct 2014 Armenia to join UN peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

ICRC car fired at on Armenian-Azeri border

Artashes Shaboyan: Reduction in consumer demand has a negative effect on supermarkets

Azerbaijan mounts another sabotage attack on Line of Contact, Armenian side has 1 victim and 2 wounded

Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office urges Armenian Defense Ministry to look into military conscription of a kyphotic young man

Armenia suffers no losses during crossfire initiated by Azerbaijan on Armenian-Azeri border

Tigran Davtyan: If you have a telephone with you, it means that you have a wallet with you too

Armenia's former prime minister: The indicator of the economic growth in Armenia is extremely low for the first half of 2014

RPA: OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ latest statement was addressed to Azerbaijan

French citizen lost in Gegarkunik region of Armenia

RPA does not hurry to assess 100 day activity of Hovik Abrahamyan's government

Serzh Sargsyan sees no need in arming of population of border villages

Seyran Ohanyan: Armenia has been putting in place ‘engineering facilities’ along with other measures to prevent attempts by Azerbaijani sabotage groups to infiltrate into its territory

Charges brought against Levon Hayrapetyan

Azeri State Committee for Refugees: Issues of the return of Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev and the transfer of Hasan Hasanov's dead body are under control of President Aliyev

Armenian Government tries to repay its debts by transferring state-owned enterprises' assets to a U.S. company

Armenian environmentalists comment on Red Book apes imported to Armenia

All U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Armenia are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

The ICRC has already started talks to return Azeri saboteur's corpse, Azerbaijani State Committee says

Stepan Safaryan: OSCE Minsk Group prefers stroking naughty Azerbaijan

Ukrainian expert: Crimea and Nagorno Karabakh are inherently different

  • by David Stepanyan

  • Tuesday, March 18, 12:28

 Crimea and Nagorno Karabakh are inherently different.  At least, Crimea is not so mono-ethnic, Vladimir Kupriy, the Head of the Working Group, Eastern Partnership Ukrainian National Platform, said in an online interview with ArmInfo.

"The ethnic group of Russians prevails in Crimea. It is not a native-born population comparing to the Crimean Tatars. It is paradoxical that the native-born population sees its future in the territorial unity with Ukraine. Furthermore, one should take into account that Nagorno Karabakh is a dispute of two former Soviet republics and not a dispute with Russia as a former monopoly. This means that the problem is inherently different," the expert said.

According to Kupriy, what is happening now in Crimea can be characterized with Mikhail Khodorkovsky's words "Crimea is a sacral place for Russia."  It is impossible to give any rational assessment to Russia's actions in Crimea, as irrationality prevails there. In this light, Russia does not need Crimea as a subject of the Russian Federation either for economic or for military reasons. 
"The fact that Crimea is a Russian land, even in utter desertion, will satisfy Russia's imperial ambitions and increase the feeling of Russianness as power," Kuypriy said.

Joint online press conference of experts from various countries for Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian mass media on the relevant problems are organized within the project "Expansion of knowledge of Armenians and Azerbaijanis about each other and confidence building through first-hand information". The project of the "Region" Research Center (Armenia) and Peace and Democracy Institute (Azerbaijan) is supported by the British Embassies in Armenia and Azerbaijan. 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields