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    LAVROV DESCRIBES UPROAR IN UZBEKISTAN AS TALIBAN-STYLE PROVOCATION

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    VIENNA, May 15 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has described the recent uproar in Uzbekistan as a Taliban-style provocation. He said that on Sunday in Austrian capital Vienna, where he came to celebrate the 50th anniversary of re-establishment of Austria as a free and democratic state. Most regretfully, there were casualties, the Russian minister underscored. He also said he was not planning any special meetings with his Georgian counterpart Salome Zurabishvili during the forthcoming Warsaw summit of the Council of Europe. "Georgia has proposed a meeting in Warsaw, but there will be no special meeting. Russia's position on the pullout of Russian [military] bases [from Georgia] is known well enough, and experts of the delegations are discussing these issues," he said.

    All the same, he did not rule out some talks with the Georgian foreign minister.

    Lavrov told reporters the co-chairpersons in charge of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan were going to pass their resolution proposals to the presidents of both conflicting states during the Warsaw summit.

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