MOSCOW, 16 May (BelTA) – Russian President Vladimir Putin named the primary objectives of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) at the CSTO summit in Moscow on 16 May, BelTA has learned.
“It is quite logical that the primary task at the current stage is to further improve and intensify the activities of the CSTO and its governing structures. We will also deal with issues of equipping the collective CSTO forces with modern weapons and equipment, increasing the interoperability of the military contingents, and improving the coherence of joint activities of our military structures and special services,” Vladimir Putin said.
According to the Russian leader, the organization has gained strength and authority over the past decades. A successful peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan showed the maturity of the organization, the Russian president stressed.