Reuters claimed an exclusive on a story on 18th July claiming that the Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the US if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian supplier – the $7.48 million purchase of 750 RPG-7B rocket-propelled grenade launchers from Russia’s state-owned Rosoboronexport.  Russia has donated assault rifles and trucks to the Philippines but the grenade launchers would be its first purchase of Russian weapons.  The Philippines has long relied on the US as its main source of military hardware and support.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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