Russia deploys warship on our doorstep
RUSSIA is deploying a warship to Australia’s doorstep for the first time ever this week.
“The Perekop training ship will make a historic business port call in Port Moresby. This will be the first port call by a Russian military ship in the history of Russian-Papua New Guinean relations,” said Russia’s Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo.
Dr Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst in defence strategy and capability at ASPI, noted that while the training ship itself did not pose a threat to Australia, it symbolised the wider problem of authoritarian powers encroaching on the Pacific.