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.
“Rubezh-2021" training with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security of the CSTO will be held at the “Edelweiss” training range17.06.2021
Staff talks were held in Bishkek to prepare and conduct a joint training “Rubezh-2021” with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security.
The event took place from June 15 to 17 at the Combat Training Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Kyrgyz Republic. Representatives of defense ministries of CSTO member States of the Central Asian Region of collective security and a group of officers from the CSTO Joint Staff, led by Colonel Berdibek Asanov, participated in the event.
The staff talks participants reviewed and discussed the concept of the training, the contingents' plan of practical actions, issues of comprehensive support, coordinated the order of arrival and deployment of military contingents, and conducted a reconnaissance of the training site. It is planned that the units of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security will conduct the training on the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic at the “Edelweiss” training range.
As a result of the talks, a Protocol was signed on the procedure for the preparation and conduct of the joint training with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security “Rubezh-2021”.
The organization and conduct of this event is carried out in accordance with the Regulations on the procedure for the preparation and conduct of joint trainings in the CSTO format, approved by the CSTO Collective Security Council decision of November 28, 2019.
The Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security are designed to carry out tasks to ensure the military security of CSTO member States, including participation in repelling external military aggression and conducting joint counterterrorist operations. The total number of personnel is approximately 5,000.
The national formations (contingents) of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of collective security (the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Russia, and the Republic of Tajikistan) include military formations, units and subunits of permanent readiness of the armed forces and other troops, formations and bodies in which military service is envisaged, equipped with highly mobile military equipment, interoperable weapon and communication systems, and units of combat service, logistic and technical support.