Kusturica was optimistic, saying that Moscow will solve the Syrian conflict before May. After that the people of Syria would come together to vote whether they want to have Bashar al-Assad as the president or choose someone else.
The Syrian government is lucky to have Vladimir Putin on their side, Kusturica said, adding that the Russian Army would save Syria.
"To put it simply — you either have S-400 [Russia's modern air defense missile system] or you do not," Kusturica said.
The famous film director also added that he wished someone like Putin led the Russian government during the times when the Yugoslav wars started in the 1990s. According to Kusturica, if Putin and Russian S-400 were around when the breakup of Yugoslavia began the peoples of Yugoslavia would have had a real opportunity to vote whether they wanted to split up their country or keep living together as one country.
Syria has been engulfed in an armed conflict since 2011. Over 220,000 people have been killed. The government forces are fighting various militant groups, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front.
On September 30, Russia launched airstrikes against terrorist positions in Syria, at the request of President Bashar Assad.