Russia will help Lebanon return refugees to Syria: Lavrov

WION Web Team
Moscow, Russia Published: Aug 20, 2018, 03:32 PM(IST)

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After talks with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil in Moscow on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that they will help Lebanon to return Syrian refugees to their country.

Lavrov said Lebanon should not become a hostage of the Syrian refugee crisis. Russia was opposed to foreign intervention in Lebanon's domestic affairs, Lavrov added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that everything must be done for Syrian refugees to return to their conflict-torn country.

Speaking ahead of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin, Putin said that Syria needed assistance to rebuild and to ensure that refugees who had fled the country could safely return to their homes.

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