Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)
Russia welcomes the return of Kurdish territories in Syria to the control of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, the Kremlin spokesman said on Friday, after Damascus said its forces had entered the town of Manbij.
“This is a positive trend,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call. Russia is a staunch ally of Assad in the Syrian conflict.