Nuclear powers urged to deploy nuclear weapons only in their own territories

The countries participating in the Collective Security Treaty Organization call on the nuclear powers not to deploy nuclear weapons on foreign soil, reads the statement adopted by the CSTO Permanent Council on military activity in the territories adjacent to the organization’s zone of responsibility and its impact on Eurasian security….

“The CSTO member states urge the nuclear-weapon states-parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons not to deploy nuclear weapons on foreign soil, to eliminate all infrastructure that would allow for the rapid deployment of these weapons on the territory of non-nuclear-weapon states, to refrain from conducting exercises to drill the skills of using nuclear weapons by the personnel of the Armed Forces of the states not possessing such weapons,” the statement said.

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The CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas participated in the joint meeting of the Council and the fourteenth plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty

Stanislav Zas touched upon such important issues as the build-up of the US and NATO grouping and military infrastructure in the Eastern European region and increased intensity of trainings near the CSTO’s western borders, tensions in the south-east of Ukraine. “Today, as we speak, the Republic of Belarus is holding a meeting with the leadership of the Armed Forces with the participation of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to review the unfolding military and political situation on our western borders. Consideration of the situation in this format speaks of Minsk’s high concern about the existing situation, and we share that concern”.