The head of the USAID mission in Armenia and some other officials of this organization discussed—via videoconference—the US assistance in the fight against COVID-19 in Eurasia, VOA reported.
USAID Armenia Program Director Deborah Grizer presented her organization’s assistance provided to the country, and stressed the importance of public awareness and communication in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. She praised the efforts of the Armenian government in this regard. The American side has assisted Armenia in raising awareness, which Griezer describes as effective.
And touching upon the impact of Russian propaganda in Armenia, the head of the USAID mission in the country stressed that the incumbent Armenian authorities are successfully balancing their relations between Russia, the EU, and the United States. Griezer noted that Yerevan had adopted this policy before the pandemic, but the dominance of Russian news sources in Armenia complicates the dissemination of alternative messages.