Russia’s to-do list in Syria

If Russia continues the heavy bombardment against civilians, it will damage the future of the projected peace congress in Sochi, which aims to provide a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Is Russia really withdrawing from Syria?

While Putin’s announcement of withdrawal from Syria was to convey the message that Russia had won the war and is withdrawing most of its military personnel, the country is scheduled to hold presidential elections in 2018 and Putin, naturally, wants his “victories” to serve him in the election.

Turkish, Iranian, Russian foreign ministers meet to discuss Sochi Summit

The move to invite PYD seemed an unnecessary hitch that has the potential to trouble the warming relations between Turkey and Russia. Cavusoglu stated that the participation of the terrorist group in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress would be unacceptable for Turkey. “Our sensitivity about PYD/YPG is obvious,” he added.