Confederations Cup: Russia vs Portugal match sold out, says FIFA secretary generalSport April 25, 21:20
Russian diplomat suggests UN should develop strategy to fight fake newsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 20:16
Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
FIFA Secretary General on her mission and expectations from Confederations CupSport April 25, 17:39
MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will take part in Russia’s import substitution program in the defense sector, CSTO Secretary-General Nikolay Bordyuzha said in an interview with TASS on Monday.
"There are enterprises in Kazakhstan and Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia where the production of components for our defense and industrial sector can be organized. We’ll study the potential of the CSTO member states to use their industrial capacities for manufacturing the types of armaments or components that were earlier produced in Ukraine or purchased abroad, in the West," Bordyuzha said.
The post-Soviet security and military bloc will analyze which factories have remained and which technological lines are available, Bordyuzha said.
"After that, we’ll match the possibilities of a specific country with the requirements of Russia’s defense and industrial sector and find a possibility for placing orders or organizing production in the interests of the Russian defense industry. This work is currently under way within the CSTO," Bordyuzha said.
The CSTO head cited Tajikistan as an example where "there is a specific number of proposals on those enterprises that were earlier part of the defense and industrial complex [of the Soviet Union]" and could now be used in the system of Russia’s defense industry.
The CSTO head is currently on a visit to Minsk where he will meet with President Lukashenko to inform him about the organization’s activity.
The CSTO, established in 1992, is headquartered in Moscow and 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.