15.05.2024

15 May marks the 32nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Collective Security Treaty. The document has played an important stabilizing role in the turbulent geopolitical changes in the post-Soviet space and to this day is a key element in ensuring the security of the participating states and maintaining peace and stability in the region.


24.04.2024

On 24 April 2024, in Moscow, at the CSTO Secretariat consultations of the CSTO member states under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the theme: "On topical issues of arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation" took place.


24.04.2024

From 1 to 23 April 2024, the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hosted the regular IX Training Courses of the CSTO member states for senior staff and leading specialists of defense departments, law enforcement agencies, security council apparatuses, security agencies and special services, as well as bodies authorized to prevent and eliminate emergency situations.


Extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council has discussed the situation in connection with the sharp deterioration in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan

14.09.2022

On September 13, 2022, at the initiative of the Republic of Armenia, the CSTO Chairmanship, an extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing with the agenda "On aggravation of the situation in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and assistance in resolving the situation". Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Kohir Rasulzoda, State Secretary of the Security Council Alexander Volfovich participated in the meeting.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia informed the meeting participants about the situation in certain areas on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, where since midnight on September 13, 2022 there have been military clashes with the use of heavy weapons and strike drones, as a result of which there are dead and wounded.  The participants of the meeting expressed their condolences to the Armenian side.

There was a detailed and frank exchange of views. All the participants in the CSC meeting expressed their concern at the exacerbation of the situation in the region and called for its settlement exclusively by political and diplomatic means on the basis of the universally recognized principles of international law and the agreements enshrined in the trilateral statements by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia of 9 November 2020. The mediation efforts of the Russian Federation aimed at stabilizing the situation in the region were fully supported.

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin informed the CSC members of the additional practical steps taken by the Russian side to de-escalate the tension that had arisen.

During the session of the Collective Security Council it was agreed to send to the Republic of Armenia a CSTO mission led by the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas with the participation of the head of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov and representatives of the CSTO member states to assess the situation, prepare a detailed report to the heads of states at the next session of the Collective Security Council (scheduled in Yerevan this fall).

A proposal was also agreed to create a working group of Secretariat and Joint Staff personnel to continuously monitor the situation in the area of responsibility of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

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The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov

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