Important decisions intended to resolve the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh may be taken "in the near future", the speaker of the Russian parliament's lower house said on Monday, RIA Novosti reported.
"The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is very sensitive," said Boris Gryzlov, who also heads the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
He said talks under way between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed region have shown progress.
"I can say that quite distinct and clear steps have been noted. There is the prospect that necessary decisions to settle the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh will be taken in the near future," Gryzlov said.