Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Russian warships to visit Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A group of Russian ships – a large anti-submarine ship (Admiral Panteleyev), a rescue tug (Fotiy Krylov), and a large sea tanker (Boris Butoma) – of Russian Navy will visit here tomorrow, Jan. 31.

The visit of the warships will promote the willingness of the Philippines and Russia to continue joint response to modern challenges and threats, which include international terrorism, piracy and transnational crime.

Senior politicians and representatives of the Philippine military will visit the ships while its crew will tour the country’s capital.

On February 2, the flagship of Admiral Panteleyev will be open to the public from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Pier 15 at Manila South Harbor.

The warship has a glorious history.  It is a part of the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet that was deployed in 2009 as part of operations to combat piracy of the Somalia coast.
Jlyne UbiƱa
January 30, 2012 01:00 PM

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