Philippines despite sanctions will spend millions of dollars on Russian weapons


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The Philippines can go for violation of the sanctions regime, the United States purchased Russian arms worth of 7.48 million dollars. About it reports Reuters.

In October 2017 Manila entered into a contract for the supply of grenade launchers RPG-7 with Russian state company Rosoboronexport, which is under U.S. sanctions in 2015, the Agency said a military source. He noted that the supply of weapons has not started yet.

Russia has already provided the Philippines free of charge machines and military vehicles, but last year’s deal for the first time provides for the supply of heavy weapons. It was purchased from the United States.

According to the Agency, if Manila will purchase the grenade launchers, it would endanger the 70-year-old cooperation in the sphere of security between the Philippines and the United States. State Department countries have not clarified whether the introduction of restrictive measures against the island nation. According to sources in the government of the Philippines, Washington formally the warnings did.

Philippine military expert noted that the purchase of Russian weapons could harm relations not only with USA but also with other allies, e.g., Japan and Australia.

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