“Russian military engineers of the international mine action center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation found six explosive ordnance and artillery ammunition on the first day of humanitarian demining of the surroundings of the city of Phonsavan, Sienghuang province,” RIA Novosti reports the message from the defense department.

On October 22, it was reported that Russian sappers arrived in Laos to mine the area in which the Valley of Pitchers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located.

In March, the Russian military neutralized more than 300 explosive ordnance in the Bolikhamsay province in Laos.