Moscow believes that Turkey should refrain from the use of “excessive” military force in Syria, with a search needed to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue, Russian news agencies said on Tuesday, citing the country’s Syria envoy.
Moscow would work with partners to find a solution to the conflict, they reported the envoy, Alexander Lavrentyev, as saying.
Lavrentyev said Turkey had not notified Russia in advance about its strikes on Syria and Iraq.
“We hope to convince our Turkish partners to refrain from using excessive force on Syrian territory,” Lavrentyev said. He added that Russia would work with interested parties to find a peaceful solution to the “Kurdish issue”.
Russia’s TASS news agency reported that Lavrentyev said that the withdrawal of a U.S. contingent from the northeast of Syria would contribute to the “stabilisation” of the situation.