Moscow maintains working contacts with the Kurdish units in Syria, but not supplying them with weapons. On Monday, may 15, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during his visit to China, the correspondent “Tapes.ru”.
“We, unlike other countries that do not announce the supply of arms to Kurdish forces. Yes, they do not need much in our deliveries. They have sources, other sources of obtaining this weapon. We do not believe that we need to intensify this work”, — said Putin.
However, he explained that Russia feels entitled to maintain contacts with the Kurds as one of the “most combat-ready units” that are fighting against the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). These contacts, according to the President, is necessary in order to avoid possible collisions of Kurds with Russian servicemen.
Putin added that he had discussed the issue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi on may 3. According to the Russian leader, his colleague expressed concern about reports of Russian military contacts with the Kurdish units.
May 3 “the Russian service Bi-bi-si” has published a material, which focuses on military vehicles with Russian flags patrolling the area of the Syrian-Turkish border together with Kurds.
In Turkey the Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK) is a separatist terrorist organization. In Ankara claim that members of the PKK are in Syria, supplying Turkey with weapons, explosives and ammunition for attacks on military checkpoints.