The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas: The CSTO has not discussed sending troops to Ukraine16.05.2022
The CSTO says it has not discussed sending troops to Ukraine.
The CSTO Secretary General Zas: the issue of participation of CSTO Forces in the special operation in Ukraine has not been discussed.
According to Zas, the Russian President has informed his colleagues about the special operation in Ukraine in detail, but the issue of the participation of the CSTO Collective Forces in the special operation has not been raised.
According to the Secretary General of the Organization Stanislav Zas, the issue of participation of the CSTO Collective Forces in the special operation in Ukraine was not discussed at the summit of the Organization on May 16.
"In the course of the meeting, the Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin informed his colleagues in great detail about the special military operation being conducted by the Russian Federation in Ukraine. The question of any participation or involvement of the CSTO in this special military operation was not raised or discussed," he said.
The CSTO leaders declared their readiness to cooperate with NATO.
The summit of the CSTO leaders, timed to the 30th anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty and the 20th anniversary of the Organization, was held in Moscow, on May 16. The summit was attended by the Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan Alexander Lukashenko and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the Heads of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Tajikistan Sadyr Japarov and Emomali Rakhmon, and the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Following the summit, the leaders issued a joint statement expressing their readiness to establish practical cooperation with NATO to "reduce tensions on the continent”. The CSTO leaders stressed that they were concerned about the situation on the external borders and expressed their readiness to protect borders.
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