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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s meeting last week with Vladimir Putin in Russia signals Moscow's interest in playing a tricky role in the South China Sea sovereignty dispute which is dominated by China and America.


Duterte visited Russia from October 1 to Oct 5, to speak with Putin about increasing security and defence cooperation


Russia might offer to sell arms to the Philippines, experts say. Russian arms sales to the Philippines would reduce U.S. military influence in the sea but yet be handled in ways that avoid weakening the presence of Moscow’s decades-old friendship with Beijing.


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