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South China Sea: Putin moves to support the Philippines and Vietnam against Beijing’s plan

RUSSIA has been invited by the Philippines to explore for oil in a vast area of the South China Sea claimed by Beijing.

The development will frustrate Cattempts to secure ownership of the lucrative zone within its nine dash line, the proportion of the sea bed that Beijing has allocated for itself.

In October Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited Moscow-based energy company Rosneft to conduct oil and gas exploration in waters the Philippines claims in the…

The offer was reciprocated by the Russian ambassador to the…

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