21 January 2018, Sunday, 19:56

Talks on CSTO military forces integration scheduled for December


Formation of the armed forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be discussed in Moscow on December 19.

Interfax news agency learnt it from CSTO Secretary General Nikolay Bordyuzha.

“We don't position ourselves as a military and political bloc. We view ourselves as an international universal organisation dealing with all security aspects and problems of our countries. We are moving towards formation of a full-fledged structure,” Bordyuzha said during the education programme “20 Years of CSTO: Results and Prospects”, which opened in Moscow on Tuesday.

According to him, the agenda includes some issues that will be discussed at a meeting of the Collective Security Council scheduled for December 19 in Moscow.

“In particular, it is improving cooperation in the military sphere. We plan to make proposals to form the Collective Rapid Response Forces and Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO military forces with the common concept instead of isolated structures and bilateral groups,” Bordyuzha explained.