CSTO Secretariat expresses “understanding” over situation in Armenia


YEREVAN, JANUARY 11, ARTSAKHPRESS. The CSTO Secretariat said the organization is approaching the situation in Armenia with understanding.

The CSTO Secretariat was commenting on Armenia’s refusal to host the CSTO joint peacekeeping military exercises in 2023.

“The necessity of holding these exercises this year on Armenian land was earlier approved also in Yerevan. At this moment the CSTO Secretariat hasn’t received notifications from the Armenian side through defined procedures on cancelling these exercises,” the CSTO Secretariat said. “We are treating the situation that doesn’t allow to fully implement planned CSTO military exercises in the Republic of Armenia with understanding.”

The CSTO Secretariat added that together with the organization’s Joint Staff they are making all efforts to fully implement combat readiness plans of the joint forces approved by the organization’s statutory bodies for increasing the readiness to the benefit of ensuring security of member states.

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