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Collective Security Treaty Organization

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The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)[2] is an intergovernmental military alliance in Eurasia consisting of six post-Soviet states: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan. The Collective Security Treaty has its origins in the Soviet Armed Forces, which was replaced in 1992 by the United Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and was then itself replaced by the successor armed forces of the respective independent states.

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Collective Security Treaty Organization
Հավաքական անվտանգության պայմանագրի կազմակերպություն (Armenian)
Арганізацыя Дамовы аб калектыўнай бясьпецы (Belarusian)
Ұжымдық қауіпсіздік туралы шарт ұйымы
Ūjymdyq Qauıpsızdık Turaly Şart Ūiymy (Kazakh)
Жамааттык коопсуздук жөнүндө келишим уюму (Kyrgyz)
Организация Договора о коллективной безопасности (Russian)
Созмони Аҳдномаи амнияти дастаҷамъӣ (Tajik)
AbbreviationCSTO
Formation
  • 14 February 1992 (as the Unified Armed Forces)
  • 15 May 1992 (as Collective Security Treaty)
  • 7 October 2002 (as Collective Security Treaty Organization)
TypeMilitary alliance
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Location
Membership
1 observer
3 former members
1 former observer
Official language
Russian
Secretary General
Imangali Tasmagambetov
Chairman
Nikol Pashinyan
Websiteodkb-csto.org
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Similar to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance, Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty (CST) establishes that an aggression against one signatory would be perceived as an aggression against all. The CSTO charter reaffirmed the desire of all participating states to abstain from the use or threat of force. Signatories are prohibited from joining other military alliances.[3]