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.
Joint training with the CRRF CSTO "Interaction-2019" will be held on the territory of the Russian Federation from 16 to 18 October14.10.2019
In accordance with the Plan for joint training of control bodies command, and force and means generation of the CSTO collective security system for 2019, from 16 to 18 October , this year, it is planned to conduct a joint training with the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CRRF CSTO) "Interaction-2019" on the theme: "Preparation and conduct of a joint operation to localize the border armed conflict in the East European collective security region."
The joint training is held as a part of the operational-strategic training “Combat Brotherhood-2019” with participation of units and subunits of military contingents and special forces from the CRRF CSTO, as well as operational groups of defense establishments and representatives of the border services of the CSTO member states.
At the upcoming "Interaction-2019" training, it is planned to work out the issues of preparing a joint operation and managing contingents of the CRRF CSTO in conducting practical actions to localize the border armed conflict in the East European collective security region. In addition, it is envisaged that military contingents and formations of special forces will train battle tasks in intelligence with the combined use of various ground and air-based means, strengthen state border defense troops, conduct a special operation to block the border section of the CSTO member state, defeat and liquidate illegal armed groups.
The Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Piotr Tsikhanouski, representatives of the Secretariat and military men of the CSTO Joint Staff are planning to participate in the training.
Considering past practice of conducting training in the CSTO format for the final stage of the joint training “Interaction-2019” of October 18, this year, representatives of the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, as well as military attachés accredited in the Russian Federation are invited as observers.
Taking into account the open appeal of the CSTO member states Foreign Ministers in May 2019 to the NATO member states Foreign Ministers with a proposal to establish constructive interaction, the Russian Federation (in agreement with the Organization member states) sent appropriate invitations to the international Alliance secretariat and all military attaches of NATO member states.
The training is planned to be held at the 333th training ground of the Combat Training Center of the Western Military District of the RF Armed Forces, Mulino settlement, Nizhny Novgorod Region, under the leadership of Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlev, the military commander of the Western Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The opening ceremony of the training will take place on October 16. Prior to the start of the joint training, in order to coordinate the CSTO CRRF Command in conditions of aggravation of the situation in the East European region of collective security and in the preparation of a joint operation to localize the border armed conflict, a command field training is planned.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov