CSTO suspends cooperation with NATO due to position of alliance on Ukrainian crisis- Borduzha

Date: 09:54, 24-04-2014.

Astana. April 24. KazTAG - The member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have suspended cooperation with NATO due to the position of alliance on the Ukrainian issue, said Nikolay Borduzha, CSTO secretary general.

"I think we will suspend any efforts of contacts adjustment and joint activity with NATO, taking in account their position concerning the Ukrainian crisis," he said during the video conference Astana-Moscow-Kishenev.

In his words, this decision is conditioned by NATO's approach.

"NATO has been taking blackmailing actions throughout the whole front of the CSTO borders, concentrating its forces, conducting exercises, demonstrating that they have been displeased with Russian actions in the past months," he said.

He also indicated the key issues negotiated during the session of committees and secretaries of the CSTO member states held in Grozniy yesterday. The meeting involved the representatives of Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.

"We focused on the collective security situation. Many decisions have been taken in the field of military-economic cooperation," he said.

He added the CSTO member states have reached a number of agreements concerning the system of collective response in emergency situation, interaction in terms of combating criminality in informational branch and joint exercises and military preparation.

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