CSTO chief describes terror, drugs, organised crime as key threats

CSTO chief describes terror, drugs, organised crime as key threats

By Tigran Liloyan

April 10, 2004

Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation
(CSTO) Nikolai Bordyuzha believes that “the CSTO should be adapted to
the security problems which the CSTO countries are facing.” “Nowadays
our key problems are terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking,
but not a military threat,” Bordyuzha told a news conference here on

“We propose the CSTO leaders to define the CSTO’s military component
for the next few years and decide whether we are going to move towards
collective forces or rapid reaction units. We are currently working on
this issue,” the secretary general said.

At the same time Bordyuzha regards the activation of the CSTO military
component as an important direction. He said the upgrading process of
the CSTO military component namely the Russian-Armenian military
grouping in the Caucasus, the Russian-Belarus grouping and the
collective rapid deployment forces in Central Asia was in progress.

“We are acting according to a special plan,” Bordyuzha specified.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS