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MOSCOW, October 7 (Itar-Tass) —— There is no prospect of conflicts on the CIS space, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin told the State Duma on Friday. He recommended the house to ratify the protocol of amendments to the Collective Security Treaty.
“As for conflicts inside the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the sides we will assist in the case of conflicts on the CIS space, we must concentrate on the prevention of such events. That is already being done,” Borodavkin said.
“There is a trend of security and economic integration in the CIS,” he said.
The protocol will bring the Collective Security Treaty in correspondence with the realities, which appeared with the establishment of the CSTO in 2002 and its activity, including the one related to the events in Kyrgyzstan in 2010. The document amends the articles, which stipulate assistance to member countries in the neutralization of external acts of aggression and other threats to security, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty. It broadens collective commitments in the case of security threats to member countries. It is planned to use collective security forces, among them the police, security services and emergency situations ministries, in the response to possible crises.