05.08.2022

In accordance with the Plan for joint training of command bodies and formations of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system for 2022, a set of measures was taken to improve the readiness of special forces formations that are part of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CSTO CRRF formations of special forces) for use as intended.
During the period from 2 to 5 August of this year, on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, tactical and special trainings with special units belonging to the CSTO CRRF formations of special forces under the code name "Cobalt-2022" were conducted in two stages.22».

04.08.2022

The CSTO Secretariat is concerned by the information about the armed clashes that took place in Nagorno-Karabakh and resulted in human casualties. I express my deep condolences to the families and friends of the fallen servicemen. We urge the parties to the conflict to refrain from the use of force and to use only diplomatic methods to overcome their differences.

03.08.2022

On August 3, 2022 in the Kyrgyz Republic, at the “Edelweiss” training range in Balykchy, the opening ceremony of the tactical and special training "Cobalt-2022" with the special forces formations included in the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) took place.

26.07.2022

On August 2-5, this year, in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic, in accordance with the Plan of joint training of the forces and means of the CSTO collective security system, a tactical and special training with the formations of special forces included in the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CSTO CRRF formations of special forces) will take place.

The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas participated in the joint meeting of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

29.11.2021

On November 29, 2021, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas took part in the joint meeting of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

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Addressing the audience, the CSTO Secretary General emphasized that the parliamentary dimension is becoming every year an increasingly important factor in the progressive development of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

In his speech, Stanislav Zas told about the results of the September (2021) session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, measures to counter challenges and threats to collective security and informed the participants about the military and political situation in the CSTO area of responsibility, noting the steady trend towards its aggravation. In more detail Stanislav Zas touched upon such important issues as the build-up of the US and NATO grouping and military infrastructure in the Eastern European region and increased intensity of trainings near the CSTO's western borders, tensions in the south-east of Ukraine. "Today, as we speak, the Republic of Belarus is holding a meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces with the participation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to review the unfolding military and political situation on our western borders. Consideration of the situation in this format speaks of Minsk's high concern about the existing situation, and we share that concern”.

In addition, the speech assessed the situation in the Caucasus and Central Asian region of collective security.

In conclusion, Stanislav Zas informed parliamentarians about the three international treaties signed by heads of state during the September session of the CSTO Collective Security Council and called for maximum assistance to synchronize the process in the parliaments of the Organization member States to complete the internal ratification procedures and to implement these agreements as soon as possible.

On the proposal of Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin was unanimously elected Chairman of the CSTO PA for another term.

Addressing the audience Vyacheslav Volodin underscored that it was extremely important to continue building the work of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on the basis of dialogue.

In turn, a member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the the Majlis-i Namoyandagon of the Majlis-i Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Zokirzoda Mahmadtoir Zoyir spoke about the implementation of the priorities of the presidency of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Collective Security Treaty Organization in 2021.

Alen Simonyan, member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, informed about the priorities of the Republic of Armenia during his presidency in the CSTO.

Member of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Andreychenko spoke about protecting elections in the CSTO member States from foreign interference.

Also as margin notes of the joint session of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which took place via videoconferencing, several issues were considered concerning the draft model legislative acts and recommendations made on the initiative of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee on Defense and Security, amendments to the Program of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly on convergence and harmonization of the national legislation of the Organization member States for 2021-2025, as well as the organizational issue of approval of the Chairman of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Standing Committee on Social, Economic and Legal Issues.

Following the joint session of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly, a number of parliamentarians were awarded a CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Certificate of Merit and a medal "For Strengthening Parliamentary Cooperation in the CSTO" for their productive work.


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