On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.

The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.

The Iskander-M operational tactical complex was deployed at the final stage of the CRRF CSTO “Interaction-2018” exercise in Kyrgyzstan



Today in the Kyrgyz Republic at the Edelweiss training ground, the final stage of a command-and-staff exercise with military contingents of the CRRF of the CSTO “Cooperation-2018” took place. It involves airborne assault, motorized rifle and artillery units, special-purpose groups, as well as long-range, military transport, assault, army aviation and unmanned aerial vehicle crews. A total of about 2,000 troops, 300 pieces of equipment, 40 aircraft and UAVs.
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The event was attended by Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO Piotr Tsikhanouski, Chief of the Joint Staff of the CSTO Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, Commander of the Central Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin, staff officers in command of the exercise, mediating apparatus that included representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat. The final stage of the Interaction-2018 exercise was attended by members of the Coordination Meeting of the chairmen of defense and security committees (commissions) of the parliaments of the CSTO member states to the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly Council, representatives of international and regional organizations, and military attaches.


According to the teachings legend, in connection with the exacerbation of the situation, the top leadership of the Republic of Kyzylstan, a member of the Organization, appealed to the CSTO with a request to help stabilize the situation in the region and prevent the invasion of militants from their neighboring state. The CSTO Collective Security Council, which includes the heads of all six states, during a special session of the Collective Security Council, decided to provide military and military-technical assistance.

In the shortest possible time, the military contingents of the CSTO member states were redeployed into the conditional zone of invasion of the militants. The main task of the CSTO CRRF group at the Edelweiss training ground is to conduct a joint operation to defeat illegal armed formations.

Conducting intelligence to detect the base areas for training militants and their movement routes was carried out with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles and the Su-24mr reconnaissance aircraft of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

During the exercise inflicted airstrikes. The Tu-95ms and Tu-22M3 long-range aircraft of the Russian Federation have demonstrated the possibility of delivering targeted powerful strikes against the identified base areas of the militants and their infrastructureZVF_7681.JPG.

The Su-25 attack aircraft of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation and the bomber aviation — the Su-30sm of Kazakhstan and the Su-24m of Russia inflicted a fire attack on the advancing columns of illegal armed groups. After striking a dive with high-explosive fragmentation bombs with a caliber of 100 kg and unguided C-8 aircraft, part of the enemy forces was destroyed. The target was hit by the Russian drone Orlan-10.

The landing of a tactical airborne assault of five MI-8s allowed it to take a profitable frontier to prevent the “militants” from seizing the village. Two special purpose groups of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Belarus carried out a landing on a halyard, two groups of the Russian Federation and two groups of the Kyrgyz Republic made a landing by landing. The actions of the paratroopers supported the combat guard, a howitzer artillery battery "Msta - B" of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In order to prevent the enemy’s reserves from approaching the village blocked by the CRRF CSTO, a tactical air assault force of the Russian Airborne Forces and Kazakhstan assault landing troops of Kazakhstan were parachuted from the Il-76 military transport aircraft.


The command of the CRRF suggested that the militants surrender. From the loudspeaker installation on the BTR-80 a call was made in Russian and Arabic: “We offer those who have no blood to lay down their arms and surrender, thereby you save your life.” However, the militants categorically refused to "try to break through" into the mountain gorge, "using all available weapons, including artillery and tanks."
It was decided to defeat the enemy. The group of militants and the command post of their field commanders were “dealt a blow” to the Iskander-M operational tactical missile complex on the identified area. Under the terms of the exercise, the launch was made electronically.

Thanks to the active and coordinated actions of the CSTO CRRF divisions, the enemy has been destroyed, the state border has been restored.

The maneuvers in the Kyrgyz Republic were carried out within the framework of a single plan of the operational-strategic exercise of the CSTO “Combat Brotherhood-2018”.


  The CSTO collective rapid reaction forces are designed to quickly respond to the challenges and threats to the security of the CSTO member states.

   The main tasks of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces are:

-the deployment on the territory of any of the CSTO member states in order to demonstrate readiness for the use of military force;

- participation in the prevention and repulse of an armed attack, including aggression, localization of armed conflicts;

-participation in measures to combat international terrorism, illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors, weapons and ammunition, other types of transnational organized crime;

reinforcement of the troops covering the state borders and guarding the state and military facilities of the CSTO member states.

Video for download: https://yadi.sk/i/EuP13ygHkPt5_Q


CSTO Joint Press Center of the CSTO Interaction-2018 Exercise



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