US Marines seen during amphibious landing exercises at a military camp in Zambales province on April 11, 2019. File photo: Reuters

After Philippines scraps US defence pact, Rodrigo Duterte eyes Russian arms

  • An agreement for Russia to train and arm Philippine defence forces is in the ‘final stages’ of discussions
  • Analysts say Duterte’s pivot to Moscow will come at a cost to Washington ties, and is unlikely to serve as a hedge against Beijing
Topic |   The Philippines
US Marines seen during amphibious landing exercises at a military camp in Zambales province on April 11, 2019. File photo: Reuters
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