On 16 February 2024, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Murat Nurtleu in Astana. The parties exchanged views on the forthcoming events planned within the framework of Kazakhstan's chairmanship of the CSTO this year.
On 14 February 2024, the CSTO Secretariat hosted an educational seminar (coaching session) on the theme: "Topical issues of Eurasian security", which was attended by heads of departments and experts of the CSTO Secretariat, representatives of the scientific community, as well as students and postgraduates of political science departments of leading Russian universities, including winners of the A.E. Snesarev Prize in Geopolitics and Military Science.
On 14 February 2024, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Andrei Nikolayevich Serdyukov, held a briefing on the subject: "Main tasks of joint training of the CSTO collective security system's command and control bodies and formations of forces and means for 2024". Representatives of the press services of the defense departments and mass media of the CSTO member states took part in the event via videoconferencing.
On 7 February, participants in a meeting of the chairmen of the committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states, with jurisdiction over international relations, defense and security issues visited the CSTO Joint Staff.
On 7 February, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov met with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
The CAR CRDF began the next phase of the training to block and destroy illegal armed groups20.10.2022
Today, as part of a joint training with the Central Asian region's Collective Rapid Deployment Forces "Rubezh-2022" in the Republic of Tajikistan at the “Harbmaidon” training range, the CAR CRDF began the tasks of the next phase, during which they practiced the management of units when blocking and destroying illegal armed groups and special actions to restore the situation on the state border.
According to the legend of the training, a border guard unit of the State Committee on National Security of the Republic of Tajikistan retreats to reserve positions during an attack by a simulated enemy. Air reconnaissance by Su-24 MR and strike drones along the state border is conducted.
The CAR CRDF blockade conditional enemy-held populated areas. They carry out a fire attack on the advancing “enemy” reserve using two pairs of Mi-24, two pairs of Su-25 and artillery fire.
Two company tactical groups take over the line and fight a defensive battle. With the involvement of the CAR CRDF reserves, they go on the offensive. To develop success, tactical airborne landing operations are carried out and airborne assault troops are involved.
Military contingents from the member states of the Central Asian region and task forces from the CSTO Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat are taking part in practical operations at the “Harbmaidon” training range. The core of the Russian contingent consists of servicemen of the Central Military District from the 201st Military Base. The total number of training participants is about 1,000 men and more than 300 pieces of military and special equipment, including aircraft, helicopters and strike drones.
The maneuvers are aimed at training and conducting combat operations of the CAR CRDF by the CSTO Collective Forces to destroy illegal armed groups that have invaded the territory of a CSTO member state.
Joint Press Center of the CSTO trainings
“Harbmaidon” training range of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan