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        12/17/2013, Tevet 14, 5774

      Russia Willing to Help in Removing Syria's Chemicals

      Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday his country’s navy was ready to escort ships removing Syria's deadly chemical stockpile, which is due to be destroyed at sea.

      "We will be ready to provide Russian navy ships to escort those vessels with toxic agents in order to provide the safety of this operation," Lavrov told reporters after meeting his EU counterparts in Brussels. He added that Moscow would also help move the chemicals over land to the Syrian port.