Putin offered to host a Syrian refugee conference

putin suleimanLebanese President Michel Suleiman who is on an official 3 day visit to Russia, urged Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Wednesday to back calls for a global conference on helping Lebanon cope with Syrian refugee crisis

Putin reportedly told Suleiman that Russia could offer financial and humanitarian aid to help Lebanon cope, but no details were made available to the media.

According to media reports Putin offered to host a conference in Moscow on Syrian refugees.

Russia has been the main backer of the Syrian regime in its crackdown against the uprising that started in March 2011. Over 60, 000 Syrian have ben killed since the uprising began according to the UN

  • libnan1

    Putin looks like he’s ready for lap dance while Suleiman is all up tight.

    • 5thDrawer

      It’s the after-dinner bloat moment. :-) But they should have invited a few refugees to the dinner.
      Saying that Russia ‘could offer’ is not the same as arriving with a plane full of money and vodka. We know what they ‘could do’. And what they have done …. as opposed to USAID which has been doing things for years … and UN-aid which ‘some’ (ahem) tried to keep from getting to the refugees … let alone the starving citizens.

  • libnan1

    Putin looks like he’s ready for lap dance while Suleiman is all up tight.

    • 5thDrawer

      It’s the after-dinner bloat moment. :-)

  • Patience2

    Well, be sure they have their conference in Moscow, keeping the ‘ski’s’ far away from Lebanese soil!

  • Patience2

    Well, be sure they have their conference in Moscow, keeping the ‘ski’s’ far away from Lebanese soil!