Russia accuses US of 'demographic engineering' in Syria
Turkey's operation was a result of "demographic engineering" that was carried out by member-countries of the US-led international coalition in Syria, Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzya said at the international body's headquarters in New York.
Nebenzya told reporters at the international body's New York headquarters that the coalition was "reaping the fruit" of their demographic policies.
"We are encouraging the Kurds to engage in dialogue with the Syrian government, but as you know they preferred other protectors," he added.
Putin is not wasting any chances.
Syria rejects dialogue with US-backed Kurdish forces
Syria's Deputy Foreign minister Faisal Maqdad said US-backed Kurdish-led forces had betrayed their country and accused them of a separatist agenda that gave Turkey a pretext to violate his country's sovereignty.
"We won't accept any dialogue or talk with those who had become hostages to foreign forces ...There won't be any foothold for the agents of Washington on Syrian territory," Maqdad told reporters in his office in Damascus.
Plan appears to be:
(a) Get NATO member Turkey to destroy NATO-supplied SDF. Already succeeded in getting the US occupying forces to at least shift position.
(b) Either Turkey withdraws on its own, or the Turkish army goes home in coffins.
(c) Get all disgusted with the US and NATO, and thus get NATO out of Syria.
Ingenious. I was wondering what clout Syria/Iran had to get the rest of Syria liberated from the occupying forces.