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Russia proposes international meeting on Syria on Feb 11

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov takes part in a news conference in Moscow March 8, 2014. Lavrov said on Saturday the Ukrainian government was taking orders from extremists and denied Moscow had any direct role in the crisis in Crimea. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3G7MV

Moscow: Russia said today it wanted to hold an international meeting on Syria — including key players from the West and the Middle East — in Munich next month.

“There is an agreement in principle between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry, and now we will propose to all the other participants of the international Syria support group a time and place –Munich, February 11,” state news agency TASS quoted deputyforeign minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying.