Five vessels from the Russian Pacific Fleet, including two submarines, arrived in Manila on Nov 16 for a port call. The visit is for “routine replenishment & rest for the crew,” according to the Philippine Navy.
“The Russian Navy contingent is composed of corvette Gremyashchiy, B-274 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, B–603 Volkhov, tanker Pechenga, and support vessel Alatau,” Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson Commander Benjo Negranza said in a statement Tuesday night.
The Philippine Navy did not say how long the squadron will be in port but said the visit was for standard port replenishment and rest for the sailors.
“The arrival of the Russian contingent in the country and the accommodation and support being extended to them underscores the promotion of peace, stability, and maritime cooperation in the region,” Negranza said.
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