It's maybe a way for Hariri to say that he also wants the Syrian refugees to go back to Syria, and since he don't want to talk to the Syrian govt., he restores to Russia for it rather than Assad. Ya3neh, grabbing your left ear with your right hand.this was the right step from the beginning. I said last month that Bassil should be putting some of the blame and responsibility on russia not putting it entirely on the UN. Few days later Saad Hariri met with Putin and talked about Syrian refugees. Maybe Bassil didnt want to upset Putin because i havent heard any mention of russia from him regarding this topic.
Putin wants to control Syria? Let him deal with the Syrians. Its that simple.
Anyway, looks like the President, Minister Bassil, Liwa2 Ibrahim and others are working on taking back the refugees by a direct coordination with the Syrian govt.
Not sure why Jumblat and maybe LF are upset by this step, by the way!