YEKATERINBURG, April 22. /ITAR-TASS/. The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) sees no need for building up military presence in Central Asia after the NATO-led coalition leaves Afghanistan, the organization’s secretary general said.
“I should say our youth is afflicted by chemical drugs from Europe. This is a serious challenge,” he said.
Earlier, director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Lieutenant-General Leonid Reshetnikov told ITAR-TASS that drug trafficking from Afghanistan had increased 40 times since NATO began its operation in that country.