Lavrov says Taiwan is part of the People's Republic of China. I think this message might be more complex than it looks like. My guess is Russia might imply China it wants to play a role in the future Taiwan liberation, of course, not for free.
China's Taiwan policy is to try to confine it as a domestic matter, but this strategy doesn't work well, especially in past couples years. US, Japan and many west countries actively play Taiwan card. China can't pretend Taiwan liberation will not cause international troubles.
From Russia perspective, Taiwan liberation is the most significant military operation globally in decade and directly envolve two great powers, it is nature for Russia, who is another great power, to want to play a role and benefit from it.
what can Russia do?

1. Russia could have some "exercise" around Japan when China liberates Taiwan. Japan will have to put resources at north to worry about Hokkaido and say goodbye to Taiwan;

2. Russia could issue a statement to warn China/US, no one uses nuclear weapons.
what can Russia get?
1. Economical cooperation with China.
2. Some strategic support from China when Russia does something at East Europe.

China usually doesn't want to involve into wars between others, and economical cooperation is more acceptable to China.
pure personal guess. Don't take serious and let's see what will happen in the future.

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