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12 Febr 2017 – Russia mediating talks between Damascus and Syrian Kurds: Lavrov
Russia has been mediating talks between the Syrian government and representatives of the Syrian Kurds, including the leaders of People’s Protection Units (YPG), said Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian newspaper Izvesiya.Russia “makes efforts to establish a common understanding between the Syrian government and the Syrian Kurds for the sake of a united Syria,” said Lavrov. Thus far, four rounds of negotiations between Damascus and “representatives of the political and public structures of the Syrian Kurds,” which were brokered by Russia have taken place between June and December of 2016. According to Lavrov, these negotiations were constructive.
“We believe that such intra-Syrian dialog is useful,” Lavrov said. He noted that as both sides have common interests and they have some things to work towards together. According to Lavrov there is a “significant potential for reaching agreements” between Damascus and the Kurds. Whether Syria’s potential future as a federalized state was discussed during these negotiations is uncertain, as Lavrov did not comment on this issue.