OREANDA-NEWS  The Russian military held meetings with the military delegations of Mongolia and Laos to plan and prepare for the joint exercises Selenga-2023 and Laros-2023, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

"The servicemen of the Eastern Military District held a meeting with the military delegation of Mongolia, who arrived to participate in the first planning conference on the preparation of the joint Russian-Mongolian military exercise Selenga-2023," the report says.

"During the first round of consultations, which is taking place in the Republic of Buryatia, representatives of the combined arms association of the Eastern Military District and the command of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Mongolia plan to coordinate the area of the exercise, the number of forces and means involved in the maneuvers, as well as the organization of their logistical support," the ministry said.

The website of the Ministry of Defense also says that a similar conference was held in Primorye, at which the military of Russia and Laos discussed the holding of the Laros-2023 exercise.

"The Russian delegation, under the leadership of the acting commander of the combined Arms Army of the Eastern Military District, Colonel Vyacheslav Babak, together with colleagues from Laos, agreed on the topic, concept, timing and area of the exercise, the organization of medical and logistical support, as well as the order of practical actions of the units," the message says.