Imangali Tasmagambetov, the Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary General, told BELTA news agency correspondent whether the CSTO sought to become a counterweight to NATO, the situation in the East European region of collective security, the role of Belarus in the organization, and what initiative of the President of Belarus had become important and timely for the CSTO.


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The Chairman of the Coordination Council of Heads of Competent Authorities for Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Colonel-General Andrei Khrapov, summarized the preliminary results of the subregional anti-drug operation "Channel - Far Eastern Raid".


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"Interaction-2023”: special forces units conducted an anti-terrorist operation

"Interaction-2023”: special forces units conducted an anti-terrorist operation 05.09.2023

Today, on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as part of the joint training with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) "Interaction-2023", which is being conducted under the charge of Major-General Vadim Denisenko, the joint actions of special forces units during an anti-terrorist operation, were practiced.

The forces of the “Almaz” special anti-terrorism unit, the “Storm” special-purpose unit of the internal troops, the combined unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the sapper-technical unit of the internal troops and the Brest Oblast Department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations were involved.

The idea of the training was to prevent a sabotage and terrorist threat at a critical facility. The actions were practiced on the territory of the Brest hydroelectric power plant.

In the course of training and combat missions, the special forces practiced ground and aerial reconnaissance, the release of hostages, the neutralization of terrorists in buildings and transport facilities, the elimination of the negative consequences of the operation, including the detection and defusing of explosive devices, firefighting, evacuation and assistance to victims.

For the first time in such trainings, the trainings involved the use of reconnaissance and attack drones to defeat the enemy, actions on a river vessel and hydrostructures, the use of watercraft and the use of combat swimmers.

Major-General Nikolai Karpenkov, the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs - Commander of the Internal Troops of the Republic of Belarus, summarizing the actions of the special forces, noted the coherence of all units. "Today all the tasks of the counter-terrorist operation have been successfully fulfilled. I am confident that in any situation the special forces will act clearly, coherently and effectively," he said.

In the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as part of the CSTO joint operational-strategic training "Combat Brotherhood-2023", under the leadership of Major-General Andrei Matiyevich, a joint training with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces "Interaction-2023", a special training with intelligence forces and means "Search-2023", a special training with logistical forces and means "Echelon-2023", and a special training with the joint formation of the CSTO NBC protection and medical support "Barrier-2023" are being conducted.

They involve mobile formations and military units of permanent readiness of the armed forces of the CSTO member states equipped with modern and compatible armaments, special forces formations from among the special units of the internal affairs (police), security, State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus and special services, as well as the authorized bodies responsible for preventing and dealing with the consequences of emergency situations, and operational teams of the CSTO Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat In all, more than 2,500 servicemen and more than 500 units of weapons, military and special equipment were involved.


Joint Press Centre for the CSTO trainings

The Republic of Belarus, Brestsky training ground

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