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Russia began to build a military air base in Laos

The Russian military has begun construction of a military air base in Laos.

Russia is actively expanding its military presence in various parts of the world, thereby eliminating the advantages of the United States and China. Thus, the journalists of the news agency became aware of the start of construction by the Russian military of an airbase in Laos, where, as noted, the military aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces will also be based, as reported by the Soha edition.

“The Russian army has begun clearing some 500 hectares of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Sieng Hong province to help build a new military airbase, a new plan to expand military aid to the country in Southeast Asia,” Lao officials said. “The Russians came here to build a military airport on the other side of the Plain of Pitchers,” a Lao official told Voice of America. “The Armed Forces of Russia and Laos are working together to build this new airport, which will transform it into a modern airport that will be divided into two different zones,” a source told RFA. "One part of it will be for the armed forces of Laos and Russia, and the other for civilian aircraft," the newspaper said.

It should be noted that Russia is actively cooperating with Laos, and, obviously, the provision of an air base to Russia is one of the points of agreement between the two countries.

Experts note that the deployment of Russian Aerospace Forces in Laos could be a pretty strong blow to the US reputation in this region.