On March 28, 2023, a meeting of the International Headquarters of the CSTO regional operation "Illegal" was held under the chairmanship of the Secretary of the Coordination Council of the Heads of the Competent Authorities of the CSTO Member States on Combating Illegal Migration, Lieutenant General of Police Valentina Kazakova, Head of the Main Department of the Interior Ministry of Russia.

In the period from 27 to 30 March 2023, at the Management Academy of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the training on management of units included in the formations of special forces of the CSTO CRRF in carrying out special operations is held for representatives of the senior staff of law enforcement agencies and special services of the CSTO member states.


The Agreement on jurisdiction and legal assistance in cases of temporary stay of formations of the collective security system on the territories of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member states entered into force and was signed by the members of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Dushanbe on September 16, 2021.

A group of artillery stopped the advance of the main forces of "militants" at a CSTO training in the Republic of Tajikistan


A joint artillery group of units of the Central Military District and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan stopped the advance of the main forces of "militants" at the training "Rubezh-2022" of the Collective Rapid Deployment Forces of the Central Asian region.

The “Gvozdika” and “Acacia” self-propelled howitzers and “Grad” multiple rocket launchers delivered a heavy barrage to the “enemy”, distributing the targets between the groups of artillery.

From closed firing positions, units armed with 120 mm 2B11 mortars and high-explosive fragmentation mines destroyed crowds of “enemy troops” hiding in the folds of the terrain at a range of more than 2,000 meters. Russian “Orlan-10” strike drones provided target acquisition and fire control.

The active phase of the trainings takes place from 17 to 21 October in southern Tajikistan. Military contingents of the member states of the Central Asian region and task forces of the CSTO Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat are taking part in the practical operations. The core of the Russian contingent is made up of servicemen of the Central Military District from the 201st Military Base.

The total number of training participants in the Republic of Tajikistan is about 1,000 people and more than 300 units of military and special equipment, including aircraft, helicopters and strike drones.

Participants practice preparing and conducting a joint operation to block and destroy illegal armed groups that have invaded a Collective Security Treaty Organization member state.


Joint Press Center of the CSTO trainings

“Harbmaidon” training range of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan

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