- The Philippines voted in favor of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), condemning the attack of Russia on Ukraine
- PH condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine, calling it as an unprovoked armed aggression
- "The Philippines votes Yes to the UNGA resolution and expresses explicit condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine," the opening line of PH's statement went
- It also appealed for the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructures, and urged for the cessation of hostilities
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The Philippines has voted "Yes" to the UNGA resolution, which condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The Department of Foreign Affairs released the official statement of the Philippines.
A snippet of the official statement of the PH can be found below.
"The Philippines votes Yes to the UNGA resolution and expresses explicit condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine. No one can trust news reports of casualties on either side but 14,000 have been killed since 2014. In the current fog of lies, we have yet to determine the true casualties on both sides. We appeal for the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructures. We strongly urge the cessation of hostilities; but while an offense can be stopped at will the defense cannot rest until the offense stops."
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Here is the full-length statement of the DFA.
Russia has invaded Ukraine and it was met with tough resistance from Ukranians. Many have already fled the country and sought shelter in neighboring countries.
Direk Erik Matti took to Instagram and praised the courage and bravery that Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed. The director noted that as he stood beside his countrymen to fight the aggressors. He also said that the heroism and the patriotism that are displayed by Ukranians were because of a leader who showed that he would never leave their side. According to Direk Matti, when the nation is threatened, what is expected of a leader is to stand by the people and never give up sovereignty.
Kim Chiu recently reacted to the news surrounding Russia and Ukraine which has been all over social media. On Instagram, the actress revealed she stayed up quite late just to learn about the issue. According to Kim, she just wanted to enlighten herself about the situation and to learn about it better. In one of her online posts on Instagram, the actress even wrote "pray for world peace."