US airstrikes in Syria: Duterte ‘confident’ Putin will do the ‘right thing’
President Rodrigo Duterte is “confident” that Russian President Vladimir Putin will do the “right thing” in dealing with the United States airstrikes in Syria.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced this on Tuesday after the meeting of Duterte and Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev.
“President Duterte articulated that he is confident that President Putin will do the right thing in the present situation in Syria,” Roque said in a press briefing in Boracay.
The US on Saturday launched a series of airstrikes in Syria in retaliation of the country’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
Russia and China, known allies of President Duterte, had earlier condemned the US airstrikes in Syria.
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