Lavrov has no excessive optimism about speedy resolution of Karabakh conflict

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov does not feel excessive optimism about the possibility of a quick settlement of the Karabakh conflict.

At a joint news conference with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, the Russian minister recalled that during his visit to Baku he had already noted the presence of all the components necessary for the settlement. 

The elements are on the negotiations table, the components are formed into a package, and it is difficult to take one, two or three and to agree on them. Lavrov said in this case the balancing elements fall out and there will not be the desired result.

Russian Foreign Minister emphasized that it is already good that the presidents spoke positively about the results of the meeting in Geneva. But it is important that this help move forward, Lavrov added. 

The Russian minister noted that now the Russian co-chair together with the American and French colleagues in the OSCE Minsk Group will analyze the situation.  However, the minister stressed that he would not have expressed excessive optimism. This is a complex problem, and the negotiations will not end quickly, Lavrov resumed.