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CSTO’s participation in zone of Russian-Ukrainian conflict not on agenda — Kazakh MFA

It is reported that collective security is ensured within these territories

ASTANA, October 3. /TASS/. The question of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s the participation in the conflict zone between Russia and Ukraine is not on the current agenda, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov told a news briefing on Monday.

"Kazakhstan proceeds from the principles of the territorial integrity of states, their sovereign equality and peaceful coexistence in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. In general, the CSTO’s area of responsibility is clearly delineated by the internationally recognized territories of the member-states. Collective security is ensured within these territories. The issue of the CSTO’s participation in the zone of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is not on the agenda," he said.

Referendums on joining Russia were held in the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions on September 23-27. A vast majority of the residents were in favor of joining Russia. The ceremony of signing agreements on the admission of the four regions to Russia took place in the St. George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace on September 30.