Published: 2018-08-22 17:03
Last Updated: 2018-08-22 18:05
This week, hundreds of Syrian refugees returned home from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, local Russian media reported.
According to Russia Today (RT), 318 refugees travelled back to their homeland from Jordan just before Eid Al Adha holiday started on Tuesday.
Thirty Syrian refugee women went back to Syria with 14 of their children, RT reported.
On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Lebanese counterpart that the West is preventing the UN from providing aid for the reconstruction of Syria, and consequently preventing refugees from returning home.
“The UN was created on the basis of ... equality of all countries. I strongly urge our Western partners to return to that principle and not try to covertly exploit international organisations,” Lavrov said in a phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Since the beginning of the ongoing war in Syria over seven years ago, Russia has been a strong supporter and backer of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
The European state is now urging Western countries to help with the reconstruction of Syria, saying that “it would reduce the flow of refugees and migrants to Western Europe,” reported Al Jazeera.
There are more than six million displaced Syrians in 45 countries across the globe, according to statistics.