Belarusian military are involved in the CSTO drills in Tajikistan. They have brought together intelligence units. In total, there are about one 1,500 troops and aviation. It is the first time large-scale maneuvers have been held within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Troops from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia will conduct exploration in the mountains, as well as work out joint actions to seize and destroy simulated enemy facilities.
Nikolai Bordyuzha, CSTO Secretary General:
This is the first such exercise in the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. They are held by the decision of Council of Defense Ministers because we need to work out a system of reconnaissance, detection, search and destruction of various subversive and terrorist groups, which can penetrate into the territory of our states. The main task is to work out control over reconnaissance of different CSTO member states as well as sync joint actions of special military intelligence forces.