Putin is building an airbase in Belarus? Let's build one in Ukraine.Make that two, build two bases in Ukraine. And a couple Walmarts.
Vladimir Putin has backed plans to establish a Russian military air base in neighbouring Belarus in a move that will unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations.
Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base, but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy.
The Russian President ordered his Defence Ministry to hold talks with their Belarusian counterparts and sign the agreement.