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Russia and Syrian Kurds weaken Washington’s influence in the region

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The agreements reached between the Russian military and the Syrian Kurds on the interaction on the left bank of the Euphrates indicate that the Americans are gradually losing control over the situation in the region, leading RIA News opinion of the deputy director of the Institute of CIS countries, military expert Vladimir Yevseyev.




Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the first meeting of delegates of the Committee on the Management of the Eastern Territories of the Euphrates was held in Syria, a representative of the Russian military forces was invited. At the meeting, the representative of the Kurds said that the Kurdish formations are ready to ensure the safety of the Russian military on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.

To interact with the militia, the Joint Operational Headquarters was created, which consisted of the Russian military and representatives of the eastern tribes of the Euphrates. At the same time, the Kurds emphasized that they regard the eastern parts of the province of Deir ez-Zor as an inseparable part of Syria.

Syrian Kurds, as expected, made contact with the Russian military due to the fact that for them now there is virtually no choice. Because it is absolutely clear that they cannot negotiate neither with Iran, nor with Turkey, and the position of the USA is contradictory,
Yevseyev told the agency.

According to him, on the one hand, “the Americans have no one to rely on in this area, except for the forces of democratic Syria, the backbone of which is exactly the Syrian Kurds, so they should support them”.

But at the same time, the United States is trying to flirt with Turkey, and therefore make statements that the United States stops supplying weapons to the Syrian Kurds, that the United States reduces its military presence on 400 troops - this is actually a battalion - from the territory controlled by the forces of democratic Syria. This battalion was engaged in artillery support for the Kurds,
said the expert.

He added that the United States had previously "largely discredited themselves when they intervened in the situation around Kirkuk."

When there were some agreements that the province would remain in Iraqi Kurdistan, and the Americans eventually surrendered it to the Iraqis, and they regained control. That is, it turns out that the Syrian Kurds are not confident in the United States. And between the Syrian Kurds and Russian officers, contacts have been before. Some time ago there was a problem (province) Hasiki, there were battles between Syrian Kurds and Syrian government troops. And Russia helped to resolve this problem. And others were examples
noted the source of the agency.

The fact that the Kurds declared assistance in ensuring the security of the Russian military suggests that they began to lean toward cooperation with Russia, despite the pressure put on them by the Americans. Most likely, the United States is losing its position in the province of Deir ez-Zor, and control is restored under the leadership of the Russian Federation. Previously, the United States hoped that they could manage to keep the left side of the Euphrates under their own control, with the help of the Syrian Kurds, now these plans are beginning to crumble,
added Evseev.

In his opinion, these events can also be viewed "as a path to stabilization."

Because Russia does not force the issue, but negotiates with the tribes, that is, it does what Damascus cannot do, and they will not talk to it, but talk to us. This is significant because, in general, the strength of the "Islamic State" (IG, grouping, banned in the Russian Federation) was that the local tribes supported them, and they very easily joined the territories, gained control over a huge territory without a great military potential. And now, if the tribes leave them, this can lead to a serious weakening of the IG in Deir-ez-Zor province, this is a serious change,
summed up the expert.
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  1. raki-uzo
    raki-uzo 5 December 2017 11: 58 New
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    Who is on the two chairs now?
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 5 December 2017 12: 04 New
      +3
      Now we will wait for the move of Mr. Erdogan!
      There are enough chairs there, but not for long! Music will turn on soon, running around will begin!
  2. Going
    Going 5 December 2017 12: 03 New
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    Previously, the United States hoped that they could keep the left side of the Euphrates under their own control, with the help of Syrian Kurds, now these plans are beginning to crumble,
    added Evseev.


    Well, glorious, the Kurds realized that the United States would merge them like Iranian Kurds.
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 5 December 2017 12: 06 New
      +6
      It seems that the United States and the Kurds failed in Syria ...
      1. Going
        Going 5 December 2017 12: 08 New
        +5
        And they announced that it was they who liberated the left bank, but soon they would have to tighten their tail and dump.
        1. Crowe
          Crowe 5 December 2017 12: 12 New
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          Quote: Going
          will have to tighten the tail and dump.

          Or enter into an alliance with Turkey and bring down the Kurds, with the subsequent entry of the Turkish army!
          Turks are unreliable!
          1. Going
            Going 5 December 2017 12: 15 New
            +5
            The United States is all the same if only a war, but not by their hands.
        2. Jedi
          Jedi 5 December 2017 12: 12 New
          +6
          The United States knows how to proclaim itself “victorious”, a lot of examples.
          1. Going
            Going 5 December 2017 12: 16 New
            +4
            This is always in the first place, after money.
            1. Jedi
              Jedi 5 December 2017 12: 20 New
              +5
              But how to grab your share as a winner.
              1. Going
                Going 5 December 2017 12: 22 New
                +4
                And share and it is desirable to continue the fighting.
                1. Jedi
                  Jedi 5 December 2017 12: 26 New
                  +4
                  For a long time I have been waiting for the stick to hit the United States with the second end in the form of military operations on their territory.
                  1. Going
                    Going 5 December 2017 12: 28 New
                    +5
                    This is a dream of many, but I hope we will live to this moment.
    2. Crowe
      Crowe 5 December 2017 12: 07 New
      +3
      Russia leads friendship with Turkey! Kurds have big concerns.
      1. Going
        Going 5 December 2017 12: 11 New
        +5
        Quote: Crowe
        Russia leads friendship with Turkey! Kurds have big concerns.


        Kurds are not stupid, everyone understands that it is Russia that will protect them from Turkey.
        1. Crowe
          Crowe 5 December 2017 12: 15 New
          +3
          Is not a fact! Erdogan has a hostage - '' Turkish stream ''!
          1. Going
            Going 5 December 2017 12: 20 New
            +3
            Yes, there are a lot of complicated - related problems, but we can guarantee Erdogan that the Syrian Kurds will behave correctly.
    3. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 5 December 2017 12: 09 New
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      Quote: Going
      Well, glorious, the Kurds realized that the United States would merge them like Iranian Kurds.

      not only that, they also realized that they could receive some kind of autonomy, albeit weak but autonomy, and nothing shines with striped stripes except war
      1. Going
        Going 5 December 2017 12: 17 New
        +5
        Now this issue is being resolved, the Kurds have already stated that the left bank remains part of Syria, so Assad must give them autonomy.
        1. Angel_and_Demon
          Angel_and_Demon 5 December 2017 12: 20 New
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          Well, it will, not much, will be near Damascus, but they will decide their local issues themselves, and Assad is easier
          1. Going
            Going 5 December 2017 12: 23 New
            +5
            And Turkey should calm down.
            1. Angel_and_Demon
              Angel_and_Demon 5 December 2017 12: 30 New
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              Quote: Going
              And Turkey should calm down.

              for which the calculation, and the Kurds calm, even though they begin to live, by and large - I feel sorry for them, have always been a bargaining chip
              1. Going
                Going 5 December 2017 12: 46 New
                +4
                Yes, the most divided people do not have their own state.
                1. Angel_and_Demon
                  Angel_and_Demon 5 December 2017 12: 48 New
                  +8
                  here I am about the same hi
                2. Nikolai Grek
                  Nikolai Grek 5 December 2017 21: 12 New
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                  Quote: Going
                  the most divided people and does not have its own state.

                  judging by their, to put it mildly, throwings, they deservedly voiced by you !!! wassat wassat laughing laughing laughing
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 5 December 2017 12: 05 New
    +3
    .... the mericatos are increasingly becoming offside ...
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 5 December 2017 12: 12 New
      +2
      the mericatos are increasingly becoming offside ...

      And therefore, they are already loudly declaring that they have made and are making the main (main) contribution to the victory over ISIS, and Russia so - "went for a walk." They are now oh how you need to at least save your face and at least cling to something.
  4. Leonid Dymov
    Leonid Dymov 5 December 2017 12: 26 New
    +1
    Russians are an imperial nation that coexist with many of the Empire’s nationalities. The Russians are resolving conflicts in the Caucasus that would seem impossible to resolve. Even Abkhazian clans pacify the Russians.
    The Middle East is a viper worse than the Caucasus: Iran, Syria, Israel, Turkey, Kurds, Saudi Arabia, Yemen. etc. All are enemies to each other. And Russia can agree with everyone.
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 5 December 2017 12: 27 New
    +3
    It is written that everything seems to be fine, but the mattress covers are so rubbish that it’s hard to imagine the departure of striped from Syria without blood. They’ll bring a lot of crap there.
  6. Asthma
    Asthma 5 December 2017 12: 41 New
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    good news, you can’t say anything. the truth begins to triumph!
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 5 December 2017 12: 42 New
    +3
    Play for everyone, play against everyone ... just don't flirt!
    This east, a delicate matter, however!
    If you are a bad player in the east you have nothing to do, all your cones and from everyone!
  8. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 5 December 2017 13: 05 New
    +2
    Syrian Kurds, as expected, made contact with the Russian military due to the fact that for them now there is virtually no choice. Because it is absolutely clear that they cannot negotiate neither with Iran, nor with Turkey, and the position of the USA is contradictory,
    Well, in fact, what was required to prove ... The option with "dry clothes, hot tea and our hospitality" turned out to be the most acceptable for the Kurds. yes We decided to agree in a good way, yeah. Just in case, not so long ago they were shown the "bad" option. Looks like not impressed. laughing Well, here it is, ladies, and that’s all “Kurdistan, Kurdistan ...” Now - “for Syria, single and indivisible” - that’s the same. yes And somewhere out of the mattress climbed ... cotton wool. wassat
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 5 December 2017 14: 08 New
      +4
      Strength, and especially flying on the wings of bombers, is indeed an argument ... for those who do not feel the truth for themselves. In this situation, the Kurds are now stuck with the need to choose the real, reliable side.
      It seemed to me or ours in the Middle East figured like that!
      Strong, reliable, negotiable ... as it is not beaten, it turns out GUARANTEE.
      The burden is heavy, so God help the brothers, work.