Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 | Last Update : 07:22 AM IST

140th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra53560136843518306 Tamil Nadu3086492506805159 Andhra Pradesh2445491547492203 Karnataka1886111055993398 Delhi1461341316574131 Uttar Pradesh126722767212120 West Bengal98459671202059 Bihar8274154139450 Telangana8075157586637 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3433121832109 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
  World   Asia  21 Apr 2017  Russian ships dock as Duterte changes course

Russian ships dock as Duterte changes course

REUTERS
Published : Apr 21, 2017, 1:56 am IST
Updated : Apr 21, 2017, 1:56 am IST

The schedule includes activities with the flagship vessel of the Russian Pacific fleet, plus a Russian concert in a park.

Russian Navy missile cruiser Varyag prepares to berth at the port of Manila. (Photo: AFP)
 Russian Navy missile cruiser Varyag prepares to berth at the port of Manila. (Photo: AFP)

Manila: Russian Navy vessels reached Philippines on Thursday for joint exercises as part of a drive for new security ties under President Rodrigo Duterte’s revamped foreign policy of courting the traditional foes of Manila’s top ally, Washington.

The guided-missile cruiser Varyag, accompanied by the fuel tanker ship, Pechenge, are on a four-day goodwill visit to the Philippines, the second port call by Russian warships in three months.

 

The move is part of what Mr Duterte describes as a pursuit of a constitutionally mandated “independent foreign policy”. He has made no secret of his grudge against the US and has made befriending Russia and China the priority of his drive.

Captain Lued Lincuna, director of the Philippines Navy’s public affairs, said the country hoped to learn from the Russians during training activities and a demonstration of advanced equipment and weapons systems.

The schedule includes activities with the flagship vessel of the Russian Pacific fleet, plus a Russian concert in a park.

Russian commander Captain Alexsei Ulyanenko said the port call would make a “significant contribution”  maintaining stability in the region.

 

Tags: russian navy, philippines, rodrigo duterte
Location: Philippines, National Capital Reg, Manila