The leader of the Kurdish party «Democratic Union» Salih Muslim Mohammed said that the Syrian Kurds support the actions of Russia in the fight against «Islamic State» in Syria and hope for military cooperation with Moscow:


«We are on the side of all those who fight against terrorism in Syria. With regard to Russia, although these actions are late, but they have our support. We hope that this will eventually contribute to a political solution of the conflict in Syria. Russian air strikes on the IS positions are effective and achieve their objectives. Evidence of this — a noisy reaction from the media of the countries that support terrorism in Syria».


«Democratic Union» is the most influential party of Syrian Kurdistan, Salih Muslim Mohammed is its founder and chairman. Military wing of the party is «People’s Protection Units».