YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"The devastating catastrophe in Yugoslavia demonstrates an evident tendency to grow into a global one," a statement released by the Union of Socialist Forces of Armenia on April 5 says. Authors of the statemen’s stress that "all countermeasures and humane statemen’s by a number of politicians have not brought any positive outcome. Instead–actions being taken by NATO and its most active members aggravate the situation and make irreversible the escalation and expansion of the Balkan crisis."
The Union also announced the establishment of a Catastrophe Prevention Center to seek solutions to the Yugoslav problem.
The main functions and objectives of the Center will be learn about Armenian citizens’ opinions about the conflict–to consider the given conflict from the viewpoint of general human changes–to form a public opinion about Yugoslavia–to establish direct contacts between Armenia and Yugoslavia–to establish ties with international organizations supporting non-military solutions the problems of Yugoslavia and the Balkan region on the whole–and to table and support initiatives aimed at stabilizing the situation and resolution of the conflict–dispatching of humanitarian missions.
The statement also says that USFA is preparing a statement to be addressed to spiritual leaders of Armenia and Iran–wherein a proposal to set up a joint mission in Yugoslavia will be made. USFA is also planning to hold a roundtable during which Armenia’s youth will have an opportunity to express its attitude towards NATO’s involvement in the armed conflict.