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Post-Soviet security bloc military committee discusses threats

April 09, 2015, 18:04 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 9. /TASS/. The Military Committee of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) held a meeting in Tajikistan on Thursday. The Russian Defence Ministry press service told reporters that the meeting was attended by First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Nikolai Bogdanovsky.

"The heads of the military delegations of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan at the meeting analysed the changes and threats to military security in the CSTO collective security regions," the ministry said.

The meeting participants paid particular attention to the situation in Afghanistan in light with the activity of the international terrorist organisation Islamic State.

The Military Committee meeting also focused on a wide range of issues concerning the combat mission fulfilment by the CSTO collective rapid reaction force, creation of the organisation’s unified antiaircraft and missile defence system with taking into account the measures for the creation of air defence systems in the CSTO collective security regions, activity of the CSTO base training development organisations for military personnel training, conducing joint operational and combat training events in 2015.

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