MOSCOW, 8 June (BelTA) - The working group on electronic warfare at the CSTO Defense Ministers Council convened for a meeting in Minsk on 7 June. It was chaired by Chief of the Electronic Warfare Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Yuri Lastochkin, press secretary of the CSTO Joint Staff Vladislav Shchegrikovich told BelTA.
"The participants of the meeting considered the use of electronic warfare forces and means in modern armed conflicts, and ways of ensuring the electromagnetic compatibility of electronic means of the national armed forces," the spokesman said.
Taking into account the importance of the issues discussed, the meeting was attended by the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces - First Deputy Defense Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Major General Viktor Gulevich. He, in particular, noted that "electronic warfare in modern conflicts is the most effective and quick-to-use means of neutralizing the technical advantages of the opposing side". Viktor Gulevich also supported the need for drilling the use of electronic warfare during joint operational and combat exercises of the CSTO troops (collective forces).
The meeting was attended by the chiefs of the military command and control bodies of the Armed Forces of the CSTO member states responsible for electronic warfare in the national armed forces, and representatives of the CSTO Joint Staff led by the head of the CSTO planning department for the use of troops (collective forces) Lieutenant-General Anatoly Yakovlev.