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06 December 2021, 19:57

CSTO Military Committee to look into security threats, development of aviation, air defense

MOSCOW, 6 December (BelTA) – A videoconference session of the Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will take place on 8 December, the press service of the CSTO Joint Staff told BelTA.

Participants of the session are expected to discuss challenges and threats to military security in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia collective security regions as well as matters of further development of the collective air force and the organization of aerial defense of coalition forces during their initial deployment and operation in collective security regions.

Members of the CSTO Military Committee will be informed about priority directions of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's work in the military sphere, which Armenia has suggested for the duration of the country's presidency over the organization in 2022. Participants of the session will be informed about Kyrgyzstan's government agencies working to enable defense, about progress in tapping the CSTO's military potential for UN peacekeeping operations, and about the training of missile and artillery personnel by the Mikhailovskaya Military Artillery Academy (St Petersburg) for CSTO member states.

The session will be chaired by Chairman of the CSTO Military Committee, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Russian First Deputy Defense Minister, Army General Valery Gerasimov. Chiefs of the general staffs of the armed forces of Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, and CSTO Deputy Secretary General Takhir Khairulloyev will take part in the session.

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