Russia neutral on West Philippine Sea
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The Russian government is neutral on the West Philippine Sea territorial dispute between the Philippines and China but is supportive of a peaceful settlement in accordance with international law. This was stressed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Senate President Franklin M. Drilon when the latter, along with other Philippine officials, met with Russian officials in Moscow. Lavrov, according to press statement issued by Drilon from Moscow, told the Philippine Senate chief that Russia also wants a peaceful solution to the West Philippine Sea issue and that it particularly supports the conclusion of a legally-binding Code of Conduct in the West Philippine Sea.
Casayuran, M. (2015, October 21). Russia neutral on West Philippine Sea. Manila Bulletin, p. 6.
- Manila Bulletin