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.
The Kyrgyz Republic will host a joint training “Rubezh-2021” with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region of the CSTO26.08.2021
Joint training “Rubezh-2021" with the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian Region of the CSTO (CAR CRDF) will take place on September 7-9 at the “Edelweiss” training range in the Kyrgyz Republic.
The training subject: "Preparation and conduct of combat operations by the CAR CRDF on destroying illegal armed groups that have invaded the territory of a CSTO member State”.
Military contingents and task forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat, special assets of internal affairs bodies (police), bodies authorized in the sphere of prevention of emergency situations and the State Committee of National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic will take part in the training.
The main objectives of the training are to improve the practical skills of CSTO command and control bodies in the organization of combat operations and management of subordinate troops (forces), as well as to improve the cohesion of the CAR CRDF units in carrying out tasks in the course a joint operation.
Right before the training, an operational meeting will be held with the officers of the CAR CRDF command and staff, in the course of which the planning and preparation of the joint operation will be practiced.
Recall that 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 the CSTO member States, including participation in repelling external military aggression and conducting joint counter-terrorism operations.
Depending on the threat nature, the CAR CRDF grouping may have different structures, composition and reinforcements, including aviation.
The total strength of the CAR CRDF is about 5,000 people. 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.