Duterte welcomes Russia
Another challenge for Mr Trump?
Duterte asks Russia to be Philippine ally and protector
MANILA: With Cabinet officials in tow, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte toured the Admiral Tributs, a Russian antisubmarine vessel that together with a sea tanker, the Boris Butoma, is on a goodwill visit to Manila.
“We welcome our Russian friends. Anytime you want to dock here for anything, for play, for replenishing of supplies or maybe our ally to protect us,” Duterte said while shaking hands with Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov, deputy commander of the Flotilla of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet.
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