Duterte Speaks on PH Stand over Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Is Pres. Duterte Siding either Russia or Ukraine amid the war?

DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte spoke on the stand of the country over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The war between Russia and Ukraine caused alarms across the globe. It is considered one of the biggest unfortunate incidents since World War II. Several people including civilians lost their lives amid the war between the two (2) countries.

Previously, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned countries who will interfere in their issue with Ukraine about “unforeseen consequences”. Now, several nations have made their stand regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A lot of countries across the globe condemn Russia’s act of invading Ukraine. Several businesses also stopped their operation in Russia as a form of condemnation of the act of the government.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo

Softdrink giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola, movie streaming platform Netflix, and popular fast-food chain McDonald’s are among the many giant businesses that temporarily suspend their operation in Russia.

Pres. Rodrigo Roa DutertePres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte

With regards to the stand of the Philippines regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte stressed during a speech in Palo, Leyte that the country remains neutral.

The 76-year-old Chief Executive said that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is his friend but he also laments the death of the civilians amid the war. According to the President, it is best for the Philippines to stay away from taking sides so the country will not be involved in their issues. Based on the report, he stressed that he will not allow even just one (1) Filipino soldier to be sent abroad to fight.

Pres. Duterte previously said that the country has to take a side citing a proverb that lambasts the choice to be neutral in times of crisis. Many countries are currently affected by the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. In PH, the invasion is seen as a factor that can further pull the oil prices up.

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