ArmInfo. It cannot be ruled out that the peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) may be used in the "liberated territories" of Ukraine and in the republics of Donbass, Andrei Kartapolov, head of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee, told reporters.
The meeting of the Council of the CSTO Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Yerevan on Monday. Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the CSTO PA Vyacheslav Volodin will conduct it. The event is attended by a delegation of deputies of the State Duma.
"It cannot be ruled out that there will be a need of peacekeepers from the CSTO countries and in the "liberated territories" of Ukraine, the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics," Kartapolov told reporters, RIA Novosti reports.
As Kartapolov added, " We can hardly agree that some some NATO countries under the guise of peacekeepers will try to get in there." The politician stressed that the CSTO peacekeeping mission is in demand. He gave an example of the fulfillment of tasks by the peacekeeping mission of the Russian Federation in Nagorno-Karabakh, and also recalled the involvement of peacekeepers during the January developments in Kazakhstan.
Speaking about a single legal space to ensure the activities of the CSTO peacekeeping forces, Kartapolov added that parliamentarians are working on special modal laws. "These are laws that are very similar and the right to apply them on the territories of all states (CSTO members - ed. note) with equal consequences for all," the head of the RF State Duma Committee concluded.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the main goal of the operation is the "liberation of Donbass". During the special operation, the Russian military reported taking control of the Kherson region and the Azov part of the Zaporozhye region in southern Ukraine. Civil-military administrations have been formed in the regions, Russian TV channels and radio stations have begun broadcasting, and trade ties with Crimea are being restored. The "liberated" regions announced plans to become part of the Russian Federation.