Russia's Donation to the Philippines Arrived: 20 Army Trucks, 5,000 Assault Rifles & 1 Million Ammunitions


President Rody Duterte's deepening ties with the Russian Federation made some positive results as the military donations from the powerful Russian fleet arrived in the Philippines in the last few days. The Russian donations includes 20 Army Trucks, 5,000 Assault Rifles and an estimated more than 1 million ammunition.



The Russian donations to the Philippines was on board the three Russian Navy vessels of the Pacific Fleet named Admiral Panteleyev, Admiral Vinogradov, both large anti-submarine ships and Boris Butoma which will be having a six-day goodwill visit to the country starting on Friday.

The goodwill visit of the Russian fleet is in connection with the hand-over of donated special military equipment to the Philippines by the Russian Federation.

Watch the Video Report on Russian Fleet Docking at Manila Harbor:



The event also coincides with the official visit to the Philippines by Russian Defense Minister, Minister Sergev K Shoygu, who will participate in the 4th Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defense Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus).

According to Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander of the Russia Pacific Fleet Flotilla, he would make sure to make this port call a significant contribution indicating friendly ties and relations between the Philippines and Russia.



The Russian Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov was quoted as saying "We would do our best to make this port call a significant contribution indicating friendly ties and relations between two nations in the interest of security and stability in this region,” the Admiral stated.

During the first few months of Pres. Rody Duterte he made a statement that the Russian government promised him to give the Philippines at least 5,000 Kalashnikov rifles as part of their aid to the Philippines war against international and national terrorist threats.

Source: TV5


Russia's Donation to the Philippines Arrived: 20 Army Trucks, 5,000 Assault Rifles & 1 Million Ammunitions Russia's Donation to the Philippines Arrived: 20 Army Trucks, 5,000 Assault Rifles & 1 Million Ammunitions Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/22/2017 Rating: 5

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