According to the head of Chechnya, even European leaders have a more unified position on Ukraine than the leaders of the former Soviet republics. He called on the CSTO countries to unite and recalled that Russia has always “saved” its neighbors .jpg” alt=”Kadyrov accused the leaders of the CSTO countries in the absence of a common position on Ukraine” />
Head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov accused the leaders of the countries belonging to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the absence of a position against the backdrop of ongoing events in Ukraine.
“Odekabeshniks, why are you silent? Why don't you talk about your neighbors? <…> Why do you not have a position against Bandera, Nazis and Nazis who killed our ancestors? Myzhe fought together against Bandera. And now, as if nothing had happened, fearing the sanctions of America and Europe, everyone is silent, — Kadyrov said in a video posted on his Telegram channel.
He called on the leaders of the former USSR to unite and have their say. “If there is a state, if there is an ally, he must decide and take his step. Who saved Belarus? Russia. Who saved Kazakhstan? Russia. Who stopped the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan? Russia. And when Russia needs it, everyone is silent— afraid of sanctions»,— pointed out the head of Chechnya.
The CSTO includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan. Among the goals of the organization— strengthening peace, international and regional security and stability, collectively protecting the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Member States.
Article 4 of the Treaty reads: “If one of the participating States is subjected to aggression by any or a state or group of states, then this will be considered as aggression against all states parties to this Treaty.
Russia has been conducting a military operation in Ukraine since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals “denazification and demilitarization”; neighboring state. Ukraine, in response, declared martial law and mobilization.
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The leaders of the CIS countries have repeatedly called on the parties to peace talks. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, in particular, on the first day of the special operation, announced the need for an urgent meeting in Minsk for peace talks. He also said that Putin did not ask him to participate in the special operation.
In turn, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, said that Kazakhstan would support the creation of a Greater Eurasian Partnership, the basis of which could be the CIS, but does not recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, considering them quasi-state territories. Tokayev also said that some Russian deputies, journalists and cultural figures made absolutely incorrect statements about his country.
Earlier, Tokayev said that Kazakhstan does not abandon its allied obligations with Russia, but will comply with all the restrictions that the world community has imposed on Moscow.
The last summit of the CSTO leaders was held on May 16 in Moscow. The summit was attended by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, Presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan Alexander Lukashenko and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, heads of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Sadyr Japarov and Emomali Rahmon, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Following the results of the summit, the leaders issued a joint statement in which they expressed their readiness to establish practical cooperation with NATO to “reduce tensions on the continent.” At the same time, the CSTO leaders stressed that they were concerned about the situation on the external borders and expressed their readiness to ensure the security of the borders. At the same time, the leaders of the countries did not discuss sending the military to Ukraine, the Secretary General of the organization Stanislav Zas clarified.
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