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Russia said on Monday it would study an Arab League proposal for the deployment of a joint Arab-UN peacekeeping mission in Syria but added a ceasefire was necessary before any such force was deployed.

"We are studying this initiative and expect our friends from the Arab states to provide us with a clarification of certain points,"  Sergei Lavrov, Russia foreign minister told reporters, saying "you need to agree something resembling a ceasefire" before any peacekeepers could be deployed. [AFP]

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