ArmInfo. The level of training of the Collective Rapid Reaction Force forces of the CSTO is quite high. This was announced on October 12 in Yerevan by the head of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov.
"In Armenia, the CSTO CRRF exercises are being conducted for the second time, involving about 2.5 thousand troops, about 500 military equipment and 25 aircraft, with military contingents from all six member countries of the Organization participating in the exercise. a high enough level, all countries of the Organization have ultra-modern weapons, "said Colonel-General and in this context noted that the most difficult issue of exercises is the issue of organizing the command and control of CRRF forces. According to him, for the first time the scheme of the management system of the Collective Forces began to work quite effectively.
He also noted that during the exercise there are shortcomings, but they are usually not talked about, although all information is collected and reported to the leadership with a view to further enhancing the coherence of the troops and their effective interaction. Sidorov also said that the exercises involved representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, they are also watched by the military attache attache accredited in Armenia.
Speaking about the exercises in general, the Russian general noted that during the exercises "Search-2017" and "Interaction -2017" the skills of repelling an attempt to penetrate illegal armed formations into the territory of one of the CSTO member states are being developed. "Within the framework of the exercises, we observe the gradual development of the conflict, taking into account political, economic, diplomatic developments.Thus, the conflict gradually develops, the conditional enemy tries to penetrate into the territory of the union state and naturally all forces of the CSTO CRRF are involved in defense of its sovereignty and integrity. the purpose of these forces is to defend the sovereignty of the union state, and, of course, to completely defeat the enemy, the troops from the defense phase go over to the offensive and cause a devastating defeat against nickname, "- Sidorov said .
Answering the question whether any troops or weapons will remain in the territory of Armenia after the completion of the exercises, Colonel-General emphasized that all the countries of the organization arrived to Armenia with their own forces and with their equipment, and after the completion of the exercises, they will leave Armenia - nor who and nothing remains. "As for the Armenian-Russian combined forces, they were here, and will remain after the exercises," the high-ranking Russian military official said. Sidorov also stressed that the Organization did not consider the issue of the participation of CSTO peacekeeping forces in operations in the East of Ukraine
ArmInfo.A holy place is never empty, if someone is determined to have weapons, he will strive to acquire it. Head of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov said this in Yerevan on October 12, commenting on the arms deals of some CSTO member states with Azerbaijan.