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».
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.
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.
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 had a meeting with the Acting Foreign Minister, the Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia and the Chief of the Armenian Security Council Staff in Yerevan09.08.2021
The Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who has arrived in the Republic of Armenia on a working visit today, held meetings in Yerevan with the Acting Foreign Minister Armen Grigoryan and the Armenian Defense Minister Arshak Karapetyan. Stanislav Zas also had a meeting with the Chief of the Security Council Staff Hayk Petrosyan.
In the course of the meetings, Stanislav Zas informed the Armenian side about the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and the preparations for the next session of the Collective Security Council.
In particular, during the meeting with Armen Grigoryan, it was noted that tension was growing along the entire perimeter of the Organization's area of responsibility. In the European direction, a combined attack on the Republic of Belarus with the aim of overthrowing the legitimate authorities continued, using almost all the tools: psychological, economic sanctions and demonstration of military force to exert pressure on the Republic of Belarus.
The CSTO Secretary General assessed the situation in the Central Asian region of collective security. "After the withdrawal of the U.S. troops and their allies from Afghanistan, the situation in that country has significantly worsened, the country is plunging into chaos, there may be a danger of a massive influx of refugees into the territory of neighboring Republic of Tajikistan and the infiltration of international terrorist organizations," Stanislav Zas said. He noted that the CSTO was closely monitoring the situation on the Tajik-Afghan border.
Speaking about the Caucasus region of collective security, the CSTO Secretary General noted that the tension on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border negatively affected the security of both the Republic of Armenia itself and the CSTO area of responsibility as a whole. "We are seriously concerned about the increasing frequency and geography of armed incidents, as a result of which there are victims. We believe that the possibilities for settling border differences between Armenia and Azerbaijan by political and diplomatic measures are far from being exhausted," Stanislav Zas stressed.
With regard to preparations for the upcoming session of the Collective Security Council, the parties discussed the coordination of issues on the agenda and the upcoming chairmanship of the Republic of Armenia in the CSTO in 2022.
During the meeting with the Armenian Defense Minister it was noted that 4 important documents were planned to be signed in the course of the next CSTO session. Among them were amendments to the agreement on CSTO peacekeeping activities, determining the order and possibility of involving the CSTO peacekeeping forces in the UN peacekeeping missions through the "coordinating state", as well as the plan of equipping the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) with modern weapons, military and special equipment.
Arshak Karapetyan and Stanislav Zas have discussed the planned 2021 trainings of the CSTO Collective Forces that will be held in October-November in the Republic of Tajikistan and Russia.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia invited the CSTO Secretary General to visit one of the military units of the Armenian Armed Forces tomorrow, on August 10.
Stanislav Zas has discussed with the Chief of the Armenian Security Council Staff, Hayk Petrosyan, contemporary challenges and threats and the "Thunder-2021" training to be held in late September in the Republic of Armenia with the special units of anti-drug services of the CSTO member States.
On August 10, Stanislav Zas is expected to meet with the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov