UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – In order for Syrian refugees to return home as quickly as possible, European countries must help Syria resume a normal life, Vladimir Putin said.
The Russian President explained what Europe should do to facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to their country.
“If Europe wants people [refugees, ed] to return home, we must help Syria rebuild its economy and bring real humanitarian aid to this country.
This process must be depoliticized, I am deeply convinced of it, “said the President during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Sochi.
Vladimir Putin stressed that without this assistance, Syria did not have much opportunity to return to a normal life.
“We have to think and work together. If the Europeans want these people to return home, we must lift the incomprehensible restriction that prevents aid to Syria. At least, if it is the territories that are controlled by the government of the Syrian Arab Republic,” he concluded.
Recall that, according to the Kremlin website, Russian and Syrian leaders discussed on Thursday 17 May in Sochi several aspects of the settlement of the situation in Syria, including the formation of a constitutional committee to deal with the basic law of the country.