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Agreement on procedure for forming and functioning of forces and means of system of collective security of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

of December 10, 2010

The state members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (further - the CSTO and/or the Organization) which further are referred to as with the Parties

based on the Agreement on collective security of May 15, 1992 and Articles of organization of the Agreement on collective security of October 7, 2002,

recognizing the right of all Parties to individual or collective self-defense according to Article 51 of Articles of organization of the United Nations,

considering the principle of forming of system of collective security on coalition and regional basis,

proceeding from need of acceptance of practical measures on forming and enhancement of system of collective security of the CSTO providing adequate response to armed attack (aggression), and also to other challenges and threats concerning one or several Parties

confirming the aspiration to make active and worthy contribution to further strengthening of role of the Organization in maintenance of international peace and safety, increase in its efficiency in prevention and settlement of the conflicts on the basis of the Charter of the UN, the commonly accepted principles and rules of international law and international treaties concerning arms control and confidence-building in the military sphere,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The terms used in this agreement mean:

"system of collective security of the CSTO" - set organon of the CSTO and national authorities of public administration of the Parties, and also forces and means of the Parties providing collective protection of interests, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Parties according to international law and the national legal system;

"zone of responsibility of the CSTO" - the territories of the Parties limited to sites of frontier with other states which are not members of the CSTO (external borders) including internal waters, the territorial sea and airspace over them within which interests of homeland and collective security of the Parties are provided;

"the region of collective security" - the part of zone of responsibility of the CSTO including taking into account geostrategic provision of the territory of one or several Parties within which interests of their homeland and collective security are provided;

"coalition group of troops (forces)" - the group of troops (forces) created by the Parties on multilateral (collective) basis within the CSTO including the military contingents and forming of forces of special purpose;

"the regional (joint) group of troops (forces) "the group of troops (forces) created by the Parties on bilateral or multilateral basis within the respective region of collective security;

"the military contingents" - the associations allocated with the Parties in structure of the coalition and/or regional (joint) group of troops (forces), connections, military units of armed forces of the Parties;

"forming of forces of special purpose" - the divisions of special purpose (group of specialists) of law-enforcement bodies (police), internal troops, security service and special services, and also bodies authorized in the sphere of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations allocated with the Parties in structure of coalition group of troops (forces);

"Staff" - military personnel, the staff of security service, internal affairs (police), internal troops, the bodies authorized in the sphere of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations and also the persons working in the military units, the organizations and organizations allocated with the Parties, or who are temporarily sent to structure of the coalition and/or regional (joint) group of troops (forces);

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