Wednesday in the Moscow area textile workers once clicked, will open an office of Syrian Kurdistan. In the press release received by the editors , this event is described as “an important event in the history of the Kurdish people and Kurdistan”.
To promote the interests of
Preparations for the opening of the mission took several months. “Now it is necessary a very close cooperation between the Kurdish forces and external players — the EU, Russia, USA. There is a real threat and danger in the region need to consolidate healthy forces to counter the threat of terrorism”, — explained the necessity of such establishment Farhat Patiev, Chairman of the Council Federal national-cultural autonomy of Kurds and member of the Council under the President of Russia on international issues. The office will represent the interests of the people of Syrian Kurdistan, interaction with various political and public figures of Russia, strengthening ties between the region and Russia, said Pateev.
The opening will come the special representative of the government of Syrian Kurdistan in the U.S. and Europe Sina Mohammed, said Pateev. The opening also invited employees of embassies of different countries. After opening of representative office Russia will become the second country in whose territory the office work of the Kurdish autonomy in Northern Syria, similar to this representation existed only in Iraq, on the territory of Iraqi Kurdistan, was previously reported by “Kommersant”.
The Kurds in Syria control about 15% of the territory, for this region there is a struggle between the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition. The Kurds in the Syrian conflict is a specific position, said Vasily Kuznetsov, head of the Centre for Arab and Islamic studies of the Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. They are one hand against jihadist forces including ISIS (banned in Russia), and in this respect, ally themselves with Russia and Assad, on the other hand they have their list of requirements, one of which is decentralization, but the Assad government acted rather harshly against it.
Russian officials always emphasize that we are talking about the opening of representative offices, not embassies, indicates Kuznetsov. The opening of a representative office strengthens Russia’s positions in the region, but on the other hand can cause problems in relations between Moscow and Damascus.
Friendship against Turkey
If you send also a volunteer Union of Donbass, created by former Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Boroday. He will take part in the opening ceremony, said the Executive Director of the volunteer Union of Donbas (Donetsk), Andriy Pinchuk.
“Today’s largely what brings the position of volunteers who fought in Donbas, and the current position of the Kurds. Their community is primarily based on the fact that we believe that volunteers in the Donbass are fighting against the international terrorism of the state under the protectorate of the modern Ukraine, the Kurds are also in a confrontation with the manifestations of the same state, and international terrorism by Turkey and other States,” explains Pinchuk.
According to him, the cooperation of RAF with the Kurds a long time develops, there is a point of interaction, but “publicly to voice them is not necessary”. However, “neither of which force interaction the question now is not” draws attention Pinchuk.
At the invitation of RAF stated that the opening ceremony will be representatives of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Patiev draws attention to the fact that the invited representatives of various embassies. The representative of the Embassy of Abkhazia confirmed his plan to participate in the opening.
The appearance in Moscow this mission is made possible solely as a result of the worsening of Russia with Turkey, said the head of the Institute of CIS countries Konstantin Zatulin. The opening of the center not be perceived negatively by Ankara, Kuznetsov agreed.
To say that thus made the first step to the recognition of a Kurdish state would be premature, as the state is formed, Zatulin concludes.