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17 May 2022, 18:17

No mention of CSTO's involvement in Russia's operation in Ukraine at Moscow summit

Stanislav Zas. Photo courtesy of TASS – BelTA
Stanislav Zas. Photo courtesy of TASS – BelTA

MINSK, 17 May (BelTA) – During an RT stream Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas commented on the possibility of the organization taking part in Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, BelTA has learned.

Stanislav Zas said: “During a private meeting of the CSTO leaders yesterday President of Russia Vladimir Putin informed the colleagues about progress of Russia's special operation in Ukraine in quite a detail. The matter of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's involvement was not raised and respectively was not discussed. Our CSTO member states have their own mutual relations with Ukraine and other countries and have their own attitude to ongoing events. There is no consolidated position on that for now.”

The CSTO secretary general added: “For the Collective Security Treaty Organization to participate in these events in some way, an interested state or two states have to request it. Everything begins with that in any situation. Either in Kazakhstan or, let's say, in Caucasus or somewhere else. It starts like that.”

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