An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFPAn armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP
An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP

Russia offers arms technology to the Philippines with ‘no conditions’ as US ties falter

  • Moscow proposes manufacturing light arms and small weapons in the Southeast Asian nation after meeting between presidents Duterte and Putin this month
  • But Philippine defence chief says ‘they are ready but we may not be’
Topic |   The Philippines
An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFPAn armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP
An armed sailor stands guard on a Russian aircraft carrier during a visit to Manila in 2017. Photo: AFP
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