Russian Navy Vessels Arrive In The Philippines For Four Day Training Visit

by on April 20, 2017

Russian guided missile cruiser, Varyag and fuel tanker ship, Pechenge docked in the Philippines Thursday to take part in joint Navy exercises, Reuters reported. The warships will be in the Philippines, their second stop in three months, for four days, said the report. The collaboration with Russia was described by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte as the pursuit of an “independent foreign policy,” the report said. Prioritizing relations with China and Russia, Duterte would appear to be acting on his overt grudge against the U.S., said the report. Director of the Philippine navy’s public affairs Capt. Lued Lincuna said Manila hoped to learn from training with the Russians and their… – International English News

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