Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov is on the way to Laos for talks with his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Mr. Lavrov will be discussing plans for a Russia-ASEAN summit scheduled for December in Malaysia.
Talks will focus on Russia's application to join the ASEAN summit, as well as regional security, the fight against terrorism and coordinating aid for countries hit by natural disasters, like the tsunami that ravaged Indonesia and other countries in December, the AP reports.
One should expect a winter escalation of hostilities. We will definitely see it either in December or early next year. There is no reason for a break - only a small part of the mobilised has been deployed to the zone of the special operation yet