Armenia not to participate in the military exercises of CSTO in Kazakhstan

Фото: infocom.am 27.09.2022 15:00 538

This year, Armenia will not participate in the military exercises to be held in Kazakhstan within the framework of CSTO because of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the RA Ministry of Defense informs in response to Infocom's inquiry, El.kz cites infocom.am.

On September 22, the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan announced that from September 26 to October 8, the exercises "Interaction 2022", "Search 2022" and "Echelon 20222" will be held with the collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO in Zhambyl and Almaty regions.

Information was circulating on the Internet that Armenia will not participate in the CSTO military exercises this year. Infocom sent a request to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia to find out whether Armenia will participate in these military exercises and will send military personnel from Armenia.

In response to our inquiry, the Ministry of Defense informed that taking into account the situation created on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border as a result of the aggression carried out by Azerbaijan, the RA Ministry of Defense, based on the problems faced by the RA Armed Forces, has made a decision to refrain from the participation of the units of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the exercises to be held in the framework of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

It should be reminded that on the night of September 13, Azerbaijan attacked the sovereign territory of Armenia, occupying Armenian territories and targeting civil infrastructures. The Armenian side has victims, including civilians. At the moment there is a ceasefire, but RA officials are talking about the possibility of new aggression by Azerbaijan.

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