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MOSCOW, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) prepares for an aggravation of the situation in Afghanistan followng the withdrawal of a considerable proportion of multinational troops from there by 2014, CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha said here Thursday at a briefing for journalists at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Already now we drill moves that could be made if, after a withdrawal of a considerable proportion of NATO coalition troops from Afghanistan, the situation there gets aggravated and has an adverse effect on the CSTO member-countries," he emphasized.
In so doing Bordyuzha remarked that the 2014 projected withdrawal is visualized not as a drawdown of troops but, rather, as just a mere decrease in their numbers. "I think the bases in Afghanistan will be used subsequently as well. This raises no questions with anyone now or, to be more exact, it does give rise to questions but not to doubts about eventualities," he said.