Russia to share intelligence with Philippines, train Rodrigo Duterte's guards
- Russia's top security official on Thursday offered the Philippines access to an intelligence database to help it fight crime and militancy, and training for the elite forces assigned to protect President Rodrigo Duterte.
Nikolai Patrushev, the secretary of Russia's Security Council and Vladimir Putin's top security adviser, made the offer during a meeting between Russian and Philippine security officials in Davao, where he was visiting Duterte at his home city.
In an interview with Reuters last week, Lorenzana said there were "very strong" links between Islamic State and militants in the Philippines.
Patrushev's trip underlines Russia's intent to capitalize on a radical recalibration of foreign policy under Duterte, who harbors resentment of the Philippines' deep-rooted ties to the United States.(Excerpt) Read more at: oann.com ...
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