In 2015, the Russian army sent troops to Syria to quickly help the Bashar government to set things right. Since then, Russian-style equipment has shined in the Syrian battlefield and has attracted the attention of many countries around the world. In the next two to three years, Russia has taken this to obtain a large number of arms orders, and its economic conditions have been greatly improved. This situation is obviously unacceptable to the United States, which has been trying its best to suppress Russia. In order to cut off arms trade between these countries and Russia, the United States restarted and increased sanctions on Russia in September 2018, and threatened that all arms-related transactions with Russia would be sanctioned.
United States The sanctions of Russia do have a strong deterrent effect, but compared to being able to equip Russia with the most advanced weapons, the sanctions risks are not so difficult to accept. As early as the end of 2017, Turkey and Russia signed a value With a US$2.5 billion arms sales order and the purchase of several S400 missile systems, after the United States restarted its sanctions on Russia, it repeatedly threatened the delivery of F35 fighters to obstruct Turkey's continued implementation of the arms sales agreement, which resulted in strong resistance from Turkey. This time it was publicly stated that it would not do anything perfidy, and the actions of the United States are incomprehensible.
In October 2018, one month after the United States restarted sanctions on Russia, India signed a contract of up to US$5.3 billion during Putin’s visit. The arms sales agreement has made the United States jump with anger and helplessness. In the next few months, as with Turkey, the United States has also repeatedly warned and admonished India, but to no avail, India is still determined to buy the Russian S-400 to strengthen its national defense. Right now, after the soil seal,The Philippines, which has an important geographical significance in Asia, also blatantly came out against the tune, ignored U.S. sanctions, and started arms business with Russia.
According to the news from the Russian Satellite News Agency on June 26, Levante claimed to the outside that with the changes in the international situation, in the future, whether it is military or political aspects, the Philippines will conduct more with Russia.Cooperation. Right now, the Philippines is negotiating with the Russian military on the purchase of 16 Mi-171 helicopters, and hopes to sign a relevant purchase agreement within this year. In addition, in order to strengthen the Philippines' territorial water defense capabilities, the Philippines is considering buying a submarine from Russia.
It’s no surprise that the Philippines prefers Russia and goes against the United States. 2016Years ago, the US-Philippines relationship was very good. The United States even cultivated the Philippines as an important strategic ally, trying to use the Philippines as a springboard to influence the entire Asian region. After Duterte came to power, he was very dissatisfied with the expansion of American hegemony. He repeatedly criticized the US leaders, which led to the deterioration of Philippine-US relations, almost to the point of breaking off contacts. Under this circumstance, it is obviously a good choice to make good relations with Russia to escape the suppression of the United States.