Russia warns Syria’s Kurds against relying on US support

Russia’s foreign minister is warning Syria’s Kurds that relying on U.S. support “won’t bring them any good.” Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday accused Syria’s Kurds of failing to abide by a Russia-Turkey deal that halted a Turkish offensive into Syria

He says the Kurds are trying to stay allied with the U.S., and avoid engaging in dialogue with the Syrian government.

U.S. and Kurdish-led forces fought the Islamic State group for years. Washington’s support allowed the Kurds to set up an independent government in eastern Syria.

Lavrov dismissed the Kurdish claims of Turkey’s violations of the cease-fire.