The 23rd meeting of the Military Committee on military cooperation development among the CSTO member states under the supervision of the Chairman of the Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Valery Gerasimov, took place today via videoconferencing.


From April 8 to 11, 2024, the XXI International Seminar-Meeting on Combined Martial Arts with the heads of combat and physical training of the security ministries and agencies of the CSTO member states took place at the Park Hotel "Horizon", Odintsovo District, Moscow Region.

The event was addressed by Gennady Troislit, the Deputy Head of the Organizational and Planning Department of the CSTO Secretariat, and Oleg Ufimtsev, the President of the Russian Federation of Combined Martial Arts.


On 10 April 2024, the 39th meeting of the Working Group on Afghanistan under the CSTO Ministerial Council was held with the participation of the Acting CSTO Deputy Secretary General Samat Ordabaev and the CSTO Deputy Secretary General Taalatbek Masadykov. The event was also attended by delegations of the Organization’s member states, the Secretariat of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly and representatives of the UN CTO, the UNRCCA, the CIS ATC, the Coordination Service of the CIS Council of Commanders of Border Troops, the SCO RATS and the ICRC.


On 8 April 2024, at the CSTO Secretariat, Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, held a working meeting with Roza Otunbayeva, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Afghanistan and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

The CSTO is holding a strategic command and staff training

The CSTO is holding a strategic command and staff training 12.03.2024

In the period from 12 to 13 March 2024, in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a strategic command and staff training is being conducted under the supervision of Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, Chief of the Joint Staff, during which issues related to stabilizing the situation in the Central Asian region of collective security in the context of the growing threat of a crisis situation are being worked out.

As the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov noted at the event, the training "is being conducted in a complex international environment". "Old conflicts are escalating in various regions of the world and new hotbeds of tension are being provoked, including in the CSTO area of responsibility. Modern crises are increasingly acquiring a hybrid nature and require comprehensive approaches to resolve them," he pointed out.

According to him, one of the most important goals of the training is to clarify the algorithm of collective anti-crisis actions and assess their effectiveness taking into account the provisions of the decision "On measures to develop the CSTO crisis response system" adopted by the CSTO Collective Security Council on 23 November 2023.

The Chief of the Joint Staff, Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, in particular, noted that "the strategic command and staff training is a key event that determines the initial data for the preparation of the command and staff training with the CSTO peacekeeping forces "Indestructible Brotherhood - 2024", which will be held on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan this autumn".

A military, political and strategic training situation has been created for the training, the idea of which includes a number of conventions and changes in the names of states and international organizations. According to the situation, one of the options for escalating potential threats in the Organization's area of responsibility is simulated and a crisis situation is envisaged in a simulate state in the Central Asian region of collective security.

In accordance with the idea, the President of a member state of the Organization requested assistance from the Chairman of the Collective Security Council. Following an extraordinary session of the Collective Security Council, a decision was taken to conduct a peacekeeping operation.

In order to implement that decision, the Crisis Response Center and operational groups of the Organization's member states have been deployed.

In the course of the strategic command and staff training, issues relating to the preparation of proposals and draft decisions by the CSTO bodies on the conduct of a peacekeeping operation are being worked out. Particular attention is being paid to the formation of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces, the procedure for its regrouping and deployment in the conflict area and the provision of military and technical assistance.

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