Russia has criticised what it called the "strange" attempts to use the agreement about the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons to obtain a resolution from the UN to use force against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that his country will oppose any such resolution.
According to Lavrov, the proposal to seek a UN resolution authorising action against Syria is an abuse of the US-Russia chemical weapons agreement. "This is one way to try to do what Russia and China would not allow the Security Council to do," he told the Russian media.
Russia is ready to send troops to Syria to ensure the safety the UN chemical weapons' inspectors, he added.