As the seventh round of Astana talks proceeds (30 Oct-31 Oct 2017), Russia’s envoy Alexander Lavrentyev stated:
“The question arises on how to involve the Kurds more actively in the post-conflict restoration and political resolution.”
This statement, as well as the federal design for Syria Russia favours, would let us expect that Russia will support the Kurdish led project, i.e. to see their Federation of Northern Syria within a united Syria survive and strive. As a result, the survival of the Kurdish-led project becomes more likely.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – As the seventh round of Russia-initiated Astana peace talks to end the Syrian war kicked off on Monday, President Vladimir Putin’s Syria envoy Alexander Lavrentyev said a “more active” involvement of the Kurds in a political solution was an “issue.”