13 Nov 2017 18:58

Philippine president guarantees fair trial for two Russians charged with drug dealing

MANILA. Nov 13 (Interfax) - The two Russians arrested in the Philippines for drug dealing, will be provided with comfortable detention, the country's President Rodrigo Duterte told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

"Currently we have two Russian citizens in pre-trial detention, who have been charged with drug dealing," Duterte said at the meeting with Medvedev.

The ongoing investigation will establish whether or not they are guilty, he said.

"I will personally see to their proper jail conditions. They are being held in comfortable conditions, and I guarantee that the trial will be fair and just," the Philippine leader said.