A detachment of the International Mine Action Centre arrived in the Lao People's Democratic Republic for humanitarian demining of the country's territory
Russian servicemen from the International Mine Action Centre of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have completed joint tasks with members of the U-58 mine clearance team of the Laos People’s Army to search for and dispose of explosive ordnance near the Thongkhaihin airfield (Sienghuang province).
In addition, it is planned to deploy a branch of the International Mine Action Centre of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Laos, on the basis of which Lao military personnel will undergo theoretical training using Russian sapper search and protection means, as well as master their practical application on the ground together with Russian colleagues.
This is the third mission of the Russian military personnel of the mine centre to the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
The 33-strong detachment of the International Mine Action of the Russian Armed Force was despatched to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in order to assist in demining the territory by the decision of the President of the Russian Federation - the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.