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.
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.
“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.