Kazakhstan joins post-Soviet security group’s rapid reaction force
04 February, 2010
Kazakhstan has ratified an agreement on Thursday on the Collective Rapid Response Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.
The force is designed to improve the security of CSTO members (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) against existing and potential threats. It is to repel military aggression, conduct anti-terrorist operations, and fight drug trafficking, extremism and natural disasters. The members are to allocate military contingents and special forces, equipped with a modern army and military technologies.