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.


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.


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.

The second staff negotiations on the preparation for the operational-strategic exercise "Combat Brotherhood-2019" with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces and the divisions of material and technical support of the armed forces

In the period from May 21 to May 24, in the Nizhny Novgorod region, at the base of the 333rd Combat Training Center of the Western Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the second staff negotiations were held on the preparation and conduct of a joint exercise with military contingents of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) “Interaction-2019” and a special exercise “Echelon-2019 " with the forces and means of the logistical support of the CSTO member states.

A group of officers headed by Lieutenant-General Hasan Kaloyev, First Deputy Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, representatives of the CSTO Secretariat and a delegation of interested ministries and departments from the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan took part in the negotiations.

In the course of the staff negotiations, the basics of the plans of the exercises and the order of their conduct, the administration staff of the exercise membership, the CSTO CRRF Command Force, the contingents, the logistics support office, and the organization of comprehensive support were discussed.

The reconnaissance of the exercise areas allowed on-site consideration of the issues of equipping control points, locating management and trainees in field conditions, weapons storage sites, military and special equipment, ammunition, as well as practical procedures for the CSTO CRRF contingents and the logistic support divisions of the CSTO member states.

The "Interaction-2019" and the "Echelon-2019" will be held at the second stage of the joint operational-strategic exercise "Combat Brotherhood-2019", in which military contingents and the formation of special forces and means will work out the preparation and conducting a joint operation to localize a border military conflict in the Eastern European collective security region.

It should be reminded that last year more than 10 thousand people, more than 1500 units of armament and military equipment, including more than 90 units of aircraft, were involved in the joint operational-strategic doctrine “Combat Bratherhood-2018”.

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