Russia: Kurdish PKK and YPG not terrorist organizations

Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, an official at Russia’s foreign ministry, has today said that they do not see the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) and the YPG (People’s Protection Units) as terrorist organisations.

According to Russian news agency, Sputnik, Botsan-Harchenko told reporters that “these organisations are not in Russia’s terrorist organisations list. This is the reality”.

The official also said, “we look at every specific incident independently and deem terrorist actions according to the facts and depending on the results of an investigation.”