Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev welcomes his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev before a session of the Digital Agenda into the Globalization international forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the deployment of Russian warplanes on a disputed island near Japan, accelerating the area's militarization at a time when Moscow's ties with Tokyo are strained over the roll-out of a U.S. missile system.In a decree published late on Thursday, Medvedev allowed the Russian Defense Ministry to use a civilian airport on the island of Iturup, as it is known by Russia, or Etorofu, as it is called in Japan, for its warplanes.Medvedev's decree is the latest step in a Russian military build-up that has seen Moscow deploy some of its newest missile defense systems to the islands and plan to build a naval base there even as it continues talks about the territorial dispute.
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