Geneva II's peace talks on how to resolve the Syrian crisis have begun in earnest. Delegates from Russia, the United States, the United Nations, Britain, the European Union, Syria and other countries are trying to find a way to restore peace to the country.
Nobody is under any illusions as to the political obstacles. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov outlined the issue: "Our task here is to put an end to the tragic conflict going on in Syria, which is causing the Syrian people a lot of suffering. A conflict that is destroying an ancient land. We cannot let this wave of upheavals have an impact on neighbouring countries."