PHL Navy ship joins naval parade in Russia

The Philippine Navy took part in the Russian Navy Day celebration this year through the participation of Tarlac-class landing platform dock BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) during the naval parade in Vladivostok hosted by Russian Pacific Fleet.

Philippine Navy photo

The Russian Navy Day was celebrated by Russian Baltic, Black Sea, Northern and Pacific fleets and the Caspian Flotilla. Among the highlights of the celebration are naval parades in Severomorsk, Vladivostok, Sevastopol, Astrakhan, and Baltiysk.

A main naval parade was held at the Neva River in St. Petersburg which was witnessed by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The Russian Navy successfully secures our country’s defense capability and its national interests, and is capable responding to any aggressor. This is ensured by unique armaments; yet the main thing here is our naval crews’ courage and their level of training,” Putin said in his speech.