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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

UN to Help Drug War

MOSCOW -- Russia is seeking United Nations aid to fight drug trafficking and drug-related crimes, Itar-Tass reported.

The government has been working with the UN secretariat on an agreement under which the United Nations would help provide communications equipment, train Russian law enforcement officers and carry out studies on drug trafficking in Russia, Itar-Tass said Thursday.

The aid would also help Russia develop ways to destroy illegal drug plantations and combat drug addiction, Itar-Tass said, citing a government statement.