“Aravot” believes that the dramatic events in Kiev show just how vital it is for a country to have an established “political system” accepted by the main players. The paper says the absence of such a system in Ukraine is the reason why compromise deals struck by the Ukrainian government and opposition will not necessarily be acceptable to the electorate.
“Hayots Ashkhar” calls the bloody unrest in Ukraine a “disaster, tragedy and fratricide” that is jeopardizing the country’s continued existence and territorial integrity. The pro-government paper says disapprovingly that some Armenians opposed to their government have been inspired by the bloodshed and are “yearning for something like that to happen in Armenia as well.”
“Zhamanak” comments on the failure of Armenia’s four main opposition parties to agree on a joint initiative to seek a parliamentary vote of no confidence in the government. The paper says their inability to reach agreement contrasts with their strong criticism of government policies and calls for the resignation of Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian and other cabinet members. The four parties blame “everybody but themselves” for that, it says.
“Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun” reveals that municipal authorities in Yerevan last year spent much more money on coping with stray dogs than helping homeless people in the Armenian capital. The paper admits that there are objective reasons for “this flagrant injustice.” “First of all, there are much fewer homeless people than stray dogs in Yerevan,” it says. But claims that more public funds were spent on dogs also because it was much easier for municipal officials to embezzle them.