Moscow. July 16. INTERFAX.RU - In 2020 Russia holds the presidency of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Currently, the CSTO includes the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia and the Republic of Tajikistan. The key provision of the treaty is the possibility of collective protection of the member states of the Organization in the event of aggression against one of them. Rashid Nurgaliyev, the Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, spoke in an interview with “Interfax” about how cooperation was organized within the CSTO, how partners interact in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the prospects for the development of the CSTO.
The CSTO Secretariat expresses serious concern over the aggravation of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border that arose on July 12, this year, after an armed conflict between units of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the use of heavy armament, which resulted in the dead and the injured. The current situation does not contribute to the normalization of the situation on the border of the two neighboring states, one of which is the Republic of Armenia. The Republic is a member state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The situation indicates a violation of the agreements of ceasefire reached at the leadership level of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.