The CSTO Council of Defense Ministers has discussed the situation in the Organization's area of responsibility and consolidation of efforts in the field of military security24.05.2022
On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
Meeting participants have discussed challenges and threats to military security in regions of collective security and implementation of proposals for the CSTO peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan in January 2022. The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas spoke about this.
In the course of the meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers it was noted that the range of threats to the military security of the CSTO member States remained quite wide and required consolidation of efforts in all areas of the Organization activities.
The Council of Defense Ministers has approved the Plan of joint training of the command bodies and formations of the forces and means of the collective security system of the Collective Security Treaty Organization for 2023, which determines, in particular, the holding of joint trainings with the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Collective Forces.
The documents on improving the management of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces), as well as a draft decision of the Collective Security Council on the joint formation of radiation, chemical and biological protection and medical support, which defines the tasks of the formation when deployed on the territory of a CSTO member State and the procedure for equipping it with weapons, military and special equipment were approved.
The Council of Defense Ministers decided to grant the status of basic research organization of the CSTO member States in the field of research of problems of development of radio-electronic warfare to the Military Air Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin of the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Military Training and Research Centers of the Air Force "Military Air Academy named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin" and the Ground Forces "Joint Order of Zhukov Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation" were also given the statuses of basic training and methodological organizations for training military personnel for the CSTO member states in radio-electronic warfare specialties.
Summing up the results of the meeting, Chairman of the CSTO Defense Ministers Council Suren Papikyan thanked all the participants for the productive work and said that the next meeting of the Council was to be held in the Republic of Armenia in the second half of this year.
The CSTO Press Service