Russia is ready to assist Lebanon in the investigation of the explosion in Beirut, which, according to the latest data, has killed more than 60 people. About it in conversation with RIA Novosti said a member of the Council of Federation Oleg Morozov.

“I Think if we are asked to assist in the investigation, then of course we’ll help,” he said.

The Senator also added that Moscow was already providing assistance to the victims. According to him, it is in the tradition of Russian international policy.

A powerful explosion occurred near the port of Beirut on the evening of 4 August. Affected many areas of the city, including the blast were hurt, the Embassy of Russia. According to some data, at least 63 people were killed and more than three thousand were injured.

According to official information, in the port exploded dangerous ammonium nitrate. While local television reported that detonated seized nine years ago from one of the vessels contraband cargo of explosives, which were stored in a warehouse at the port for further processing or destruction.