Russia comes out against any forms of Taiwan's independence, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov told Chinese ambassador Liu Guchang in Moscow on Monday.
"Russia adheres to its principal position on Taiwan's issue that Taiwan is an integral part of China," Mr. Saltanov stressed.
The sides also discussed vital bilateral and international issues. Liu Guchang informed the Russian side on the developments in Taiwan after the so-called "presidential elections".
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea