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Tensions between Russia and the West contribute to growth of terrorism — CSTO

October 28, 2014, 13:03 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Relationship of Russia with the US and Europe needs to be restored in all directions otherwise there will be a new series of terrorist attacks, says Collective Security Treaty Organization's head

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MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. The tensions in relations between Russia and the West contribute to the growth of terrorism and the terrorist groups’ zone of influence has recently increased, the chief of a post-Soviet security bloc said on Tuesday.

“We need to immediately restore relationship in all directions with the United States and the European Union, otherwise we will come to the point when people will not feel safe and we will get a new series of terrorist attacks,” Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Nikolay Bordyuzha said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the CSTO Secretariat held a meeting with a group of experts of the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS). The sides exchanged views on the situation in the Asian region and the world.

CIISS Deputy Director Zhu Da urged to discuss the international and regional security issues. “We are ready to make joint efforts to stabilize the situation in the world and the region,” he stressed.

The CSTO, established in 1992, is comprised of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. In 2002, the six post-Soviet states agreed to create the CSTO as a military alliance.

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