Russia: No agenda behind weapons donation to Philippines


The Russian government said there’s no hidden agenda nor political conditionality behind its donation of military weaponry and equipment to the Philippines.
“We Russians, we have no hidden agenda. If we extend our help to you, we are doing that sincerely. We have no hidden agenda and political conditionalities,” ABS-CBN quoted Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Philippines Ambassador Igor Khovaev as saying.
Extolling the recent liberation of war-ravaged Marawi City from ISIL-linked militants, Mr Khovaev said Russia is ready to help Filipinos in their legitimate fight versus terrorism.
The cooperation between the Philippines and Russia will have no political conditionality and that’s the fundamental principle of the military collaboration with all interested foreign partners, Mr Khovaev assured.—Agencies

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