WAYS TO PROVIDE MILITARY AID TO ARMENIA TO BE PRACTICED IN FRONTIER 2008 EXERCISE’S SECOND STAGE
July 30 2008
MOSCOW. July 30 (Interfax-AVN) – A second stage in the Frontier 2008
command-post exercise of the Collective Security Treaty Organization
is to practice operations to provide military and military-technical
aid to Armenia in the event of aggression against that country,
said CSTO Deputy General Secretary Valery Semerikov.
"The central point in the exercise is the preparatory and actual phase
in a joint defense operation to rebuff aggression against Armenia,"
Semerikov told the press after the second stage of the drill began
at the CSTO joint headquarters in Moscow.
The first stage ended in Armenia last week.
Planning and decision-making mechanisms at the level of the
member-countries’ leaderships will be practiced at the Moscow joint
headquarters in ways to rebuff possible aggression against Armenia,
Although the plan of the exercise is conditional, it did of course
take the military-political and military-strategic situation in the
region into account, Semerikov said.
The CSTO has six members: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.