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PublishDate: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10:34

Withdrawal of coalition forces from Afghanistan not to cause major clashes at CSTO borders

CSTO was established on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty signed on May 15, 1992 by the CIS member countries. To date CSTO member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.

The Collective Security Treaty Organization does not expect large-scale armed clashes on the borders of the member countries of the coalition after the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan in 2014, however threats and activities of terrorist groups will remain, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha.

There are still about 100000 militants in Afghanistan from the military contingent of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Withdrawal of main body of troops from Afghanistan is scheduled for late 2014.

According to Bordyuzha, there are groups of people from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Russia in Pakistan and Afghanistan. They are already prepared, armed, and will be used to solve political problems. Breakthrough operations on the CSTO territory are expected, Borduzha added.

CSTO was established on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty signed on May 15, 1992 by the CIS member countries. To date CSTO member states are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan.
(RIA NOVOSTI)

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