Russian Foreign Minister: No Breakthrough to Be Reached on Issue on Lingering Conflicts in Georgia in Forthcoming Meeting of OSCE Member-States' Foreign Ministers
Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister does not expect any breakthrough on the issue on the lingering conflicts on the territory of Georgia during the forthcoming 14th sitting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of OSCE Minsk Group's Member-States to be held in Brussels. Answering questions put by journalists, he, particularly expressed a confidence that no settlement in the conflicts on the Georgian territory was expected to be reached during the forthcoming event.
The settlement might be only within the existing formats, stressed Mr. Lavrov, Trend reports referring to RBK.
He explained that OSCE once supported a format on South Ossetia. This Organization is represented there as an observer. As for Abkhazia, that was a format supported by the UN Security Council. Concrete proposals of the both parties have been formed within these frameworks. Moscow considers extremely important that all the parties to these agreements must observe and fulfill them. We could find concrete solutions of mutual respect and of mutual advantage just within these formats less any extreme publicity that accompany such significant forums, said the Russian Foreign Minister.
According to Mr. Lavrov, they, with the participation of 55 delegations, are attempting to write something with a claim to solve all problems in a hurry not to mention that there are no other conflict parties. So, unfortunately, this is politicization of the peaceful settlement of these conflicts.