Russia is arming the Philippine military

Russia has put the Philippines on small arms and ammunition as well as army trucks. At the handover ceremony was attended by defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and President of the island nation Rodrigo Duterte, RIA Novosti reported.

The transfer took place during the visit of the squadron of the Pacific fleet to the Republic. In the port of Manila went BPK “Admiral Vinogradov”, “Admiral Panteleev” and tanker “Boris Butoma”.

Philippines are at war with jihadists on its territory. The battle for the city Marawi commenced on 23 may 2017 after the city was captured by militants. According to official data, during the fighting killed a total of 163 soldiers, 47 civilians and 844 Thriller. It is noted that the military operation in the city would continue until his full sweep of the extremists. According to local authorities, it is a “matter of days”.