Large anti-submarine ship Pacific fleet, “Admiral Tributs” in the port of Manila
Photo: Rouelle UmaliZumaTASS
President Rodrigo duterte the suggested Russian ships to moor in ports of the Philippines at any time. He also expressed hope that Russia will become an ally and patron of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte expressed hope that Russia will become an ally and protector for his country. During your visit to one of the ships of the Russian Navy in the port of Manila, he suggested Russian ships to dock in the Philippines “at any time”, reports Reuters.
“We welcome our Russian friends. You can moor here at any time for anything, to replenish stocks or as our ally, to protect us,” he said.
As noted by Reuters, a statement of Duterte made after Russian Ambassador Igor Howeva of Russia’s readiness to supply weapons to the Philippines. The President of the Philippines is considering the possibility of holding joint naval exercises with Russia. Both countries should sign the document.
On 4 January it became known that in Manila arrived large anti-submarine ship of the Russian Navy “Admiral Tributs” the tanker “Boris Butoma”. Sailors were greeted by the leaders of the local naval forces.
In December Duterte threatened US to break the Pact that allows the us military to stay on the territory of the Philippines. This document was signed in 1998. It allows the US military to stay on the territory of the Philippines to conduct joint exercises.