Duterte promises to open the Philippines to US troops if Russia’s invasion of Ukraine escalate

The Philippine government is reportedly prepared to open the country to US troops if Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine escalate into a fight against US involvement.

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte According to Manila’s Ambassador to Washington, Jose Manuel del Gallego Romuardes, at a recent meeting in Manila, he quoted the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty.

under TreatyIf the attack continues, the United States and the Philippines must come to help the other.

Duterte was openly criticizing US policy when he took office, but US officials reportedly promised to respect the treaty in the event of an attack by Philippine troops.

Mr Romuardes said Duterte expressed concern about the current crisis and its impact on the international economy.

The Philippines is one of the countries accusing Russia of invading Ukraine.Southeast Asian countries Voted in favor of UN General Assembly resolution Encourage Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine.

Maintaining a close relationship with Duterte Russian President Vladimir Putin When Chinese leader Xi Jinping Approaching his end through his presidency Six-year term in June.

according to However, Romuardes does not support Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“He [the U.S. is] With the help of the Philippines, of course, it is very clear that the Philippines is ready to be part of the effort if the push rushes in, especially if this Ukrainian crisis spreads to the Asian region. Rom Ardes Told the journalist In Manila. “If necessary, the Philippines should give them a guarantee that the United States is ready to provide the major, all the facilities and everything it needs to be our greatest ally. “

Duterte did not discuss which facility would be open to US troops, but Rom Ardes mentioned Clark and the Freeport in Subic Bay.

Duterte’s message arrives as the ambassador of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

I will meet with the US National Security Authority at the White House this week. Rom Ardes said their meeting would focus on discussions about the sanctions that the United States imposed on Russia earlier this month.

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