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.
In Tajikistan, representatives of defense ministries of the CSTO member states and the Organization's Joint Staff discussed the "Rubezh-2022" exercise of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region23.06.2022
Representatives of defense agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and a group of officers of the CSTO Joint Staff headed by Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff, Major General Viktor Lisovsky, took part in the talks.
In the course of the second staff talks, the concept of the joint exercise, the plan of practical action, the composition of national contingents of CSTO member States, as well as issues of comprehensive support were considered and agreed upon.
A reconnaissance of the exercise area - the training range of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan "Kharbmaidon", located about 20 kilometers from the Tajik-Afghan border - was conducted. The units of the CBRN CAR will practice joint actions in the mountainous terrain.
Possible participation of representatives of international and regional organizations and military attachés accredited in Tajikistan as observers during the final stage of the exercise was discussed.
Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region of collective security are intended to fulfill the tasks of ensuring military security of the CSTO member states of the Central Asian region of collective security, including participation in repulsing external military aggression and conducting joint counter-terrorist operations.
The CSTO member states of the CRDF CAR (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan) include military formations, units and subunits of permanent readiness equipped with highly mobile military hardware and interoperable weaponry and communication systems, and combat, logistics, and technical support units.
Depending on the nature of the threat, the CRDF CAR grouping may have a different structure, composition, and reinforcements, including aviation. The total strength of the CSTO CRDF CAR is about 5,000 personnel.