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03 November 2022, 11:35

CSTO concerned over NATO rapid military buildup on its western border

MOSCOW, 3 November (BelTA) - NATO is rapidly increasing its military presence on the western border of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, CSTO Deputy Secretary General Valery Semerikov said at the 10th meeting of Secretaries of the CIS Security Councils in Moscow on 3 November. The event was attended by State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus Aleksandr Volfovich, BelTA has learned.

"This period that the world is living through today is the most serious test of strength for our states in the post-Soviet time," Valery Semerikov said. “NATO has been building up their military presence and military activity on the CSTO western border at an accelerated pace. Western politicians are back to nuclear rhetoric."

"The degree of Russophobia in the world has crossed all imaginable and unthinkable boundaries. Politics, economy, information environment, sports tourism and culture are used as instruments of pressure on Russia and its allies. It came to open sabotage of strategically important infrastructure facilities of international importance," he said.

The meeting of the secretaries of the CIS security councils highlighted topical issues of international and regional security, including the situation in the post-Soviet space in the context of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. The participants of the meeting discussed the issues related to combating destructive activities of foreign NGOs, glorification of fascism and falsification of history in the CIS countries. Problems of nuclear security and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons were also on the agenda.

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