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.
The CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov took part in the II European Analytical Forum12.11.2021
On November 11, 2021, the Deputy Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Valery Semerikov took part in the II European Analytical Forum, in the course of which he made a presentation entitled "Eurasian security analytics: threats and challenges to the stability and sovereignty of CSTO member States.
V. Semerikov spoke in detail about the military-political situation in the Organization's area of responsibility and adjacent regions. In particular, he spoke about the build-up of military formations and development of the NATO infrastructure in Eastern European countries, noting a considerable increase in the conflict potential, as well as the growing danger of the use of force by the parties. In this context, he noted the unreasonableness and danger of further attempts by Western countries to exert pressure on the Republic of Belarus, including the issue of the presence of foreign refugees on its territory.
The CSTO Deputy Secretary General stated the necessity of strengthening stability in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, emphasizing the special role of the Russian peacekeeping mission and stressing the importance of compliance by the parties with the agreements reached.
V. Semerikov assessed the situation in Afghanistan as threatening the security of the CSTO member States. Referring to the Taliban's intention to stabilize the situation in the country taking into account the interests of all groups of the population, the Deputy Secretary General of the Organization pointed out the increased risk of activation of terrorist groups in the country as well as the prospects of increasing the volume of Afghan drug trafficking via Central Asian countries. As a serious threat to regional peace, he named modern weapons and military equipment worth tens of billions of dollars left by the coalition forces in the IRA.
V. Semerikov also informed about the implementation by the Collective Security Treaty Organization of a number of programs aimed at the development of the CSTO Collective Forces, the strengthening of the Tajik-Afghan border, as well as improving the Organization's ability to predict and analyze the international situation.
The Forum was held via videoconferencing and was dedicated to the theme: "Sustainability and security analytics of Greater Eurasia. An image of the future: threats, challenges, and risks.
The forum was moderated by Nikolai Bordyuzha, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the “Analytics” Association, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Eurasian Information and Analytical Consortium, Chairman of the Forum Organizing Committee. The specialists - analysts of analytical structures of public administration, defense industry, educational and scientific institutions, integrated business companies, youth intellectual non-profit organizations, members of the Eurasian Information and Analytical Consortium - attended and made presentations at the forum.
For reference: The European Analytical Forum is held annually, with the support of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Security Council of the Republic of Belarus, Rossotrudnichestvo, the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Belarus, the Eurasian Development Bank.
Organizers of the Forum: Eurasian Information and Analytical Consortium, the “Analytics” Association, the International University "MITSO" (the Republic of Belarus), the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Science, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Science, the Institute of Social and Political Studies and the Institute of Demographic Studies of the Federal Research Sociological Center of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Financial University under the Russian Government, Faculty of Global processes of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the National Research Committee on BRIC.
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov