By Jerold Tagbo
Eagle News Service
A Russian warship and a sea tanker arrived in the nation on Thursday, amid the rising relationship between the two nations.
The Slava-class guided missile cruiser Varyag docked at Pier 15 in Manila South Harbor previous 9 a.m.
Sea tanker Pechenga remained afloat in the center of Manila Bay.
Philippine Navy officers carried out a welcome ceremony for the Russian Navy contingent, headed by Capt. Alexsei Ulyanenko, the concurrent activity group commander and commanding officer of Varyag, the flagship of the Russian Navy’s Pacific fleet.
The 186.Four-meter ship—which grew to become a part of the Pacific fleet in 1990— is provided with cruise missiles, anti-aircraft weapons and torpedo tubes, amongst others.
It additionally has 3D search and fireplace management radars, and may carry KA-25 and KA-27 helicopters.
The Russian crew will interact in a sequence of actions with their Filipino counterparts equivalent to goodwill video games.
On Saturday, the general public may also have an opportunity to tour the ship.
A cultural presentation will probably be held in Luneta Park on Sunday.
The culminating exercise of the goodwill visit is a passing train and a send-off ceremony by the Philippine Navy.
This is the second time a Russian ship visited the nation.
Last January, anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs arrived in Manila for a weeklong visit.
The goodwill visits got here after President Rodrigo Duterte introduced the Philippines would observe an unbiased international coverage that may veer away from the coverage of its conventional ally, the United States.
Next month, President Duterte is predicted to fulfill with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to additional the nations’ bilateral relations, significantly in the world of protection.