Two Russian vessels deliver military equipment in Subic
Two Russian vessels arrived here yesterday (October 22) to deliver the donated military equipment as part of the growing partnership between Russia and the Philippines under the Duterte administration.
This is currently the third visit of the Russian naval fleet during Presidente Duterte’s term. The Russian Alligator-class Landing Ship 081 Nikolai Vilkov and the salvage tug Foty Krylov docked at the Alava Wharf yesterday and unloaded some Ural 4320 military trucks.
The 20 Ural trucks were loaded with 5,000 high-powered rifle and one million bullets that were also donated by Moscow. Road users of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) were at awe after seeing these donated Ural trucks driving beside them today.
According to Russia’s Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky, “A group of the Pacific Fleet’s big anti-submarine vessels consisting of Admiral Vinogradov and Admiral Panteleyev as well as of the large sea tanker Boris Butoma docked at Manila, the capital of Philippines.”
Voskresensky said the visit takes place as part of the program on the development of international military cooperation.
During the visit of the Russian warships to Manila, the authorities of Philippines, foreign diplomats and local residents would be allowed to take a tour of the large anti-submarine vessel Admiral Panteleyev.
Russia’s visiting naval crew and local navy representatives are also scheduled for friendly sports games, such as football and volleyball, and the Russian guests would also enjoy tourist tours in Manila.
The visit of the Russian Pacific Fleet’s warships to Manila is scheduled to last until October 26.