Chances of a possible Russian withdrawal from the Turkish border and the resumption of the Turkish military operation against Kurdish armed groups seem to be working like a charm.
Mazloum Abdi, a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (designated a terrorist group in Turkey) and the commander-in-chief of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces now speaks Russian.
On December 1, Abdi announced that the SDF and the Russian side had reached a deal under which Russian Military Police units will be deployed in Tell Tamr, Ayn Issa and Amud. The announcement was made via Twitter, in Russian.
На Состоявшейся встрече с командующим вооруженными силами РФ в Сирии А.Чайко достигнут высокий уровень взаимопонимания и договоренность о размещении сил РФ в Амуда,Тель-Тамр и Айн-Иса
Мы расчитываем что наше сотрудничество приведет к стабилизации и становления мира в нашей стране
— Mazloum Abdî مظلوم عبدي (@MazloumAbdi) December 1, 2019
It should be noted that just a few weeks ago the SDF strongly ‘rejected’ reports about the upcoming deployment of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Army in Ayn Issa. Furthermore, SDF-linked radicals were openly attacking Russian-Turkish joint patrols, which were launched in the framework of the ceasefire regime brokered by Moscow.