Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General, told BELTA news agency correspondent whether the CSTO sought to become a counterweight to NATO, the situation in the East European region of collective security, the role of Belarus in the organization, and what initiative of the President of Belarus had become important and timely for the CSTO.


From 17 to 28 June 2024, at the Academy of Management of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for representatives of senior staff of foreign states, a special two-week training course on the organization of the activities of law enforcement agencies and special services of the CSTO member states to ensure collective security was held.


The Chairman of the Coordination Council of Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Colonel-General Andrei Khrapov, summarized the preliminary results of the subregional anti-drug operation "Channel - Far Eastern Raid".


From 25 to 27 June, the Republic of Kazakhstan hosted the second staff talks on the organization and conduct of the "Indestructible Brotherhood-2024" command-staff training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces.

The CAR CRDF are tasked with "liquidation" of illegal armed groups as part of "Rubezh-2022" training in the Republic of Tajikistan

The CAR CRDF are tasked with "liquidation" of illegal armed groups as part of "Rubezh-2022" training in the Republic of Tajikistan 18.10.2022

On October 18 of this year, as part of the joint training “Rubezh-2022” at the “Harbmaidon” range, the decision to conduct a joint operation was approved at the CAR CRDF command post.
Major General Abdukhoshim Gulomzoda, the Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan, Major General Viktor Lisovsky, the Deputy Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, and representatives of defense ministries of the CSTO member states participated in the event.
Colonel Yevgeny Okhrimenko, commander of the CAR CRDF, reported on the decision to conduct joint operations, which was approved by the head of the training.
According to the legend of the training, illegal armed formations crossed the state border of a CSTO member state and seized border settlements. As part of the first stage of the training, an operational deployment of the CAR CRDF, which is tasked with eliminating illegal armed formations and restoring the situation along the state border, was carried out.
The CAR CRDF units have begun their missions in a difficult operational environment and in mountainous and desert terrain.
Military contingents of the member states of the Central Asian region and task forces from the CSTO Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat are taking part in practical operations at the “Harbmaidon” training range. The core of the Russian contingent consists of servicemen of the Central Military District from the 201st Military Base. The total number of the training participants is about 1,000 men and more than 300 pieces of military and special equipment, including aircraft, helicopters and strike drones.

Joint press center of the CSTO trainings

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