Russian Foreign Ministry: CSTO regards no state as adversary

Russian Foreign Ministry: CSTO regards no state as adversary

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member states do not consider any world power to be its adversary, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.

"The CSTO development strategy does not mention that any country or state or organization is our adversary. In contrast, NATO members regard Russia as an enemy or even a threat and attempt to downplay the status and the importance of CSTO activities," Sputnik cited Lavrov as saying.

He added that the NATO members are reluctant to work with the CSTO as well as to recognize its status of an international organization participating in UN Security Council’s meetings.

Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan are the current CSTO members. 

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