Russia Donates Military Equipment to AFP

October 29, 2017


CAMP AGUINALDO, Quezon City – President Rodrigo Duterte is joined by Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Eduardo Año in inspecting the military equipment donated by the Russian Government during a ceremony held Wednesday, 25 October 2017 aboard Russian anti-submarine ship Admiral Pantaleyev in Pier 15, Manila. Also present in the turnover ceremony are Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The donation is composed of 5,000 units of AK-47M Kalashnikov rifles, 20 multi-purpose vehicles, 1 million pieces of ammunition, and 5,000 steel helmets. The military equipment is handed over to the AFP. (Photo from Philippine Navy Public Affairs Office)


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