Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to face each other in runoffWorld April 24, 8:13
Danish defense minister accuses Russians of hacking into his staff’s emailsWorld April 24, 7:50
PROFILE: Emmanuel Macron poised to become France’s youngest presidentWorld April 24, 6:44
North Korea ready to carry out nuclear test at any time — expertsWorld April 24, 5:56
Swedish think tank puts Russia in world’s top three biggest defense spendersMilitary & Defense April 24, 4:35
Ukraine reconciliation meeting in Minsk postponed over OSCE car blastWorld April 24, 3:21
Macron announces his victory in first round of French presidential voteWorld April 24, 1:29
Le Pen gets 23.08%, Macron - 23.11% after 33 mln votes counted — Interior MinistryWorld April 23, 23:58
Preliminary results of French polls reveal defeat of two leading partiesWorld April 23, 22:49
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.