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Saturday, February 24, 2018

After seeing the ship “Admiral Tributs” Duterte asked Russia for protection

In the Philippine port of Manila went two Russian ship “Admiral Tributs” and “Boris Butoma”. Aboard the first rose President Rodrigo Duterte, known for its anti-American sentiment and sympathy for Russia.

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Russian ships — “Admiral Tributs” the tanker “Boris Butoma” — on Friday, I went to the port of Manila. The goal is to replenish food stocks and to give rest to the team. However, it was planned another event: visit of members of the armed forces of the Philippines with a friendly visit.

I arrived at the port President Rodrigo Duterte who examined a large anti-submarine ship of the Russian NavyAdmiral Tributs” and welcomed “the Russian friends”.

“You can dock here at any time,” said the Philippine leader, adding that the goal could be the game of replenishment “or maybe our protection,” Reuters quoted him as saying.

Ducere also expressed hope that Russia will become an ally and defender of his country.

He previously spoke about the possibility of holding joint exercises with Russia “with the aim of strengthening the Maritime cooperation”.

The President of the Philippines shook hands with Deputy commander of the Pacific fleet, rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov. Russian ships will stay in port for the Philippines to 7 January.


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