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Philippine President Duterte Vows Not to Buy US Arms, Mulls Turning to Russia

© AP Photo / Aaron Favila)Philippine troopers participate in ceremonies on the 79th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Philippine troopers participate in ceremonies on the 79th anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The Philippines will not buy weapons from the United States because of excessive conditions laid down by the American side, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

DAVAO (Sputnik) — The Philippines will not acquire arms from the United States, since Washington makes excessive conditions which complicate the trade, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in the interview with Russian media.

"Russia sells arms, it does not impose any conditions. When Russia sells arms this is the arms. You need it, I will give it to you… Can you do that with America? No. Because the president says he will give and the State Department said No. And the congress says no, he violates human rights, so we keep a distance. If that is the way, so be it… I will not ask for mercy for that alone. I can go to Russia," Duterte said.

A Filipino soldier patrols at the shore of Pagasa island (Thitu Island) in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, May 11, 2015. - Sputnik International
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On Monday, the Philippine president is expected to arrive in Moscow with an official visit. Until now there have been no agreements on military cooperation between the Philippines and Russia, since Manila has traditionally acquired weapons from the United States.

On May 15, Philippines Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said that the acquisition of US arms had become problematic since Washington was hampering this issue, imposing a number of conditions on Manila.

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