Researches about Ukraine

Russia Hosts CSTO Exercises in Western Military District

The Jamestown Foundation

In late August, Russia hosted military exercises for elite forces assigned to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Vzaimodeystviye (Collaboration) 2015 was staged near Pskov, in the Western Military District (MD), testing CSTO rapid reaction capabilities and unit interoperability. The scenario concentrated upon a crisis in a notional member state requiring assistance to restore its territorial integrity; and given the exercise’s location, it is highly likely to relate to a security crisis in Belarus. These themes, the current summer combat training program for Russia’s Armed Forces, the aims and objectives of its military exercises, and the nature of the CSTO …read more

Source: The Jamestown Foundation

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