GREEN LIGHT FOR CSTO COLLECTIVE AIR FORCE
MOSCOW, 1 October – The Permanent Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization has largely harmonized the draft resolution of the CSTO Collective Security Council on establishing the Collective Air Force as part of the organization‘s collective security system.
The draft document has been prepared as part of the work to execute the main guidelines for advancing military cooperation between Collective Security Treaty Organization member states for the period till 2020. The guidelines were approved by the CSTO Collective Security Council on 19 December 2012. The draft document will be entered into the draft agendas of forthcoming sessions of the CSTO charter bodies.
The Collective Security Council's draft resolution provides for creating an allied group — the CSTO Collective Air Force — as part of the collective security system. The Collective Air Force will include aviation units of military transport aviation and special aviation of the armed forces, law enforcement agencies (police), interior troops, security agencies and special services as well as agencies in charge of preventing and alleviating consequences of emergencies of the CSTO member states.
The CSTO Permanent Council has also started working on the draft agreement on jurisdiction and legal aid in matters relating to the temporary stay of collective security system forces and hardware in CSTO member states.
Apart from that, a draft resolution of the CSTO Defense Ministers Council and the Committee of Secretaries of Security Councils on the joint action plan for operational and combat training of control agencies and units of the CSTO collective security system in 2015 has been harmonized. The draft document will be submitted for consideration of charter bodies of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.