The CSTO Joint Staff held the first staff talks on preparations for trainings with the Collective Forces30.03.2023
From March 28 to 30, the first staff talks on the organization and conduct of joint trainings with the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) planned for 2023 were held in the CSTO Joint Staff.
Representatives of concerned ministries and agencies of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as the CSTO Secretariat and the CSTO Joint Staff took part in the talks.
In 2023, a complex of trainings with the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) will be conducted in the form of a joint operational and strategic training "Combat Brotherhood", which is the highest form of joint training in the format of the Organization. All elements of the collective security system will be involved in different regions of the CSTO zone of responsibility.
In the course of the talks, the basics of joint trainings, as well as the composition of control bodies and troops involved in the trainings, the organization of leadership and comprehensive support of joint and special trainings were considered and discussed.
A complex of activities is planned as part of the joint operational and strategic training "Combat Brotherhood-2023".
It is planned to conduct a Joint business game using the technical capabilities of the CSTO Crisis Response Center and control points of the national agencies of the CSTO member states. Representatives of the CSTO Secretariat, the CSTO Joint Staff and task forces of the concerned ministries and departments (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, the Interior Ministry (police, internal troops (National Guard), security agencies, bodies authorized to prevent and eliminate the consequences of emergencies, drug trafficking control, etc.) of the CSTO member states will participate in it.
Joint and special trainings are planned on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, combining the training of various components of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces):
joint training with the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces "Interaction-2023" with training on the use of forces and means of the CSTO collective security system to resolve the crisis situation in the Eastern European region of the CSTO collective security;
special training with reconnaissance forces and means "Search-2023";
special training with the forces and means of Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics support of the CSTO Troops (Collective Forces) "Echelon-2023".
For the first time in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, a special training "Barrier-2023" will be conducted with the joint NBC protection and medical support formation. A special training is also planned with units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations allocated to the "Skala-2023" formations of the CSTO Collective Security Treaty Organization special-purpose forces.
At the final stage of the joint operational and strategic training "Combat Brotherhood-2023" in the Central Asian region of collective security it is planned to conduct a joint training with the CSTO Peacekeeping Forces "Indestructible Brotherhood-2023". On the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic the tasks of post-conflict settlement in the crisis zone will be practiced by conducting a peacekeeping operation with the use of forces and means of the CSTO collective security system in the interests of maintaining peace and security.
The practice of involving representatives of defense agencies and basic training and research organizations in joint trainings in order to study current problems of the development of forces and means of the CSTO collective security system will continue during operational and combat training activities.