Philippine president Duterte flies to Moscow to meet 'hero' Putin

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Rodrigo Duterte embarks on five-day visit as he seeks to loosen ties with Washington and strengthen bond with Russia

The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, is due to arrive in Moscow for a five-day trip in which he will meet his “favourite hero” Vladimir Putin and attempt to reorient his country’s geopolitical alliance further away from the US and towards Moscow.

Duterte has lambasted the US since he came to power last year, calling Barack Obama a “son of a bitch”, and has said Russia and China are the only two major world powers he trusts.

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