Marcos to keep 'independent policy,' cooperate with Russia —envoy

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Marcos to keep 'independent policy,' cooperate with Russia —envoy

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Marcos to keep 'independent policy,' cooperate with Russia —envoy

President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will maintain his "independent policy" in connection with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov said Monday.

PublishedJune 13, 2022 11:18amPresident-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. will maintain his "independent policy" in connection with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov said Monday.

Pavlov and Marcos discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict during the former's courtesy visit on the latter.Russia's attack in Ukraine had prompted sanctions from the international community, including Germany's deferred approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, severely affecting the prices of oil globally.

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will maintain his "independent policy" in connection with the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Marat Pavlov said Monday. Pavlov and Marcos discussed the Russia-Ukraine conflict during the former's courtesy visit on the latter. Asked to elaborate on the matter, Pavlov said Russia is willing to extend assistance to the Philippines with its energy sources. Russia's attack in Ukraine had prompted sanctions from the international community, including Germany's deferred approval of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, severely affecting the prices of oil globally. The qualities needed to rise up and be successful are inherent in our blood,” Marcos said, in his vlog uploaded on his YouTube channel on Sunday. "As far as I understand, President-elect would like to continue his independent policy and he will cooperate with the Russian Federation," Pavlov said. Oil and gas prices have surged over Russian energy supplies and soaring inflation brought by the Russian-Ukraine war that started in February of this year. During the campaign period, Marcos said it is on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.'s labor secretary for 18 years (1967 to 1971, 1972 to 1986).

He however said he is worried for the Filipinos who are affected by the conflict. While the Philippines does not buy oil directly from Russia, its trading partners such as China, South Korea, and Japan do, according to the Department of Energy. “Talent, genius, bravery, and above all, love for our own Philippines have been the foundation of our freedom from then until now,” he said. But later in the campaign, Marcos called on Russia to respect Ukraine's freedom amid the ongoing conflict. "I appeal for sobriety to prevail, for a peaceful resolution to the on-going armed conflict as I stand united with the rest of the world for Russia to respect Ukraine’s freedom and its citizens’ democratic way of life," Marcos had said in a statement. At a UN General Assembly, the Philippines voted to condemn Russia's attack against Ukraine. “The welfare of our workers, of our small businesses, the various other sectors that until now have not returned to normal, that is what we continue to discuss with all the best experts we can talk to,” the President-elect said. —KBK, GMA News . Cabinet are not new to the sectors they have been assigned to serve.