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Agreement on Collective rapid reaction forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization

The state members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties and/or state members

confirming the aspiration to providing on collective basis of safety and stability of the Parties,

declaring commitment to the purposes and the principles of the Charter of the UN, to the conventional principles and rules of international law,

being guided by the Agreement on collective security of May 15, 1992, Articles of organization of the Agreement on collective security, the Decision of Council of collective security of the CSTO "About Collective rapid reaction forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization" of February 4, 2009,

attaching importance to further increase in potential of forces and means of system of collective security of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (further - the CSTO and/or the Organization) against the background of the existing and potential hazards,

for the purpose of combination of efforts for reflection of armed attack, including aggression, both counteraction to other challenges and threats of collective security of the Parties,

agreed as follows:

Article 1.

For the purposes of this agreement mentioned below terms mean:

"Collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO (further - KSOR)" - the military contingents and forming of forces of special purpose allocated with the Parties for the joint solution of the tasks assigned to them on ensuring collective security;

"the military contingents" - connections and the military units of permanent readiness of armed forces of the Parties allocated in structure of KSOR;

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

"the contingents of KSOR" - the military contingents and/or forming of forces of special purpose or their part allocated with the Parties for the solution of tasks as a part of KSOR according to decisions of Council of collective security of the CSTO (further - Council of collective security);

"staff" - military personnel, the staff of security service, internal affairs (police), internal troops, the bodies authorized in the field of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations and also the civilians (civil personnel) working in the military units, the organizations and organizations allocated with the Parties or temporarily sent to structure of the contingents of KSOR;

"joint transaction (further - transaction)" - set interconnected on the purposes, tasks, the place and time of simultaneous and/or consecutive actions (actions) of the military contingents and/or forming of forces of special purpose directed to the solution of the main objectives of KSOR;

"emergency situation" - the situation which developed as a result of accident, natural hazard, catastrophic crash, natural or other disaster which can entail or entailed the human victims, damage to health of people or the surrounding environment, considerable material losses and violation of conditions of life activity of people;

"liquidation of emergency situations" - the rescue and other urgent works which are carried out in case of emergency situations and directed to rescuing of life and preserving human health, decrease in the extent of damage to the surrounding environment and material losses and also on localization of zones of emergency situations, cancellation of characteristic factors, dangerous to them;

"the interested ministries and departments" - the ministries and departments authorized by the Parties to solve problems of forming of KSOR, their preparation, application and comprehensive providing;

"sending party" - the Party which possesses the contingents of KSOR which are temporarily directed to the territory of the host party;

"host party" - the Party in the territory of which for accomplishment of objectives temporarily take place the contingents of KSOR (are developed);

"transit" - movement of the contingents of KSOR, personal estate and loads through the territory of the states when following on the territory of the accepting or sending party;

"Command of KSOR" - the governing body of KSOR created for management of the contingents of KSOR by preparation and carrying out transaction, the organization of interaction with the interested ministries and departments.

Article 2.

1. The parties create the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF) which are component of permanent readiness of forces and means of system of collective security of the Organization on coalition basis.

2. KSOR are intended for rapid response to challenges and safety hazards of state members.

KSOR cannot be used for the dispute resolution between the Parties.

3. The following main objectives are assigned to KSOR:

expansion in the territory of the either party for the purpose of demonstration of readiness for use of military force;

participation in prevention and reflection of armed attack, including aggression, localization of armed conflicts;

participation in actions for fight against the international terrorism, drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and their precursors, weapon and ammunition, other types of transnational organized crime;

strengthening of troops of cover of frontiers and protection of the state and military facilities of the Parties;

participation in ensuring operational expansion of the joint (regional) forces of troops (forces);

participation in accomplishment of actions for protection of the population against the dangers arising when maintaining or owing to military operations and also liquidation of emergency situations and humanitarian relief;

other tasks determined by Council of collective security.

Article 3.

1. The structure of KSOR affirms Council of collective security on the basis of offers of the Parties.

2. For completing of KSOR the Parties according to the national legal system allocate the military contingents and forming of forces of special purpose equipped with modern and compatible arms, the military (special) equipment.

3. The military contingents and forming of forces of special purpose of sending parties before decision making on expansion and application of KSOR are under national jurisdiciton. Their completing, material and financial provision is performed by the Parties.

Article 4.

The decision on structure, terms of expansion and use of the contingents of KSOR is accepted by Council of collective security based on the official appeal of one or several Parties on the basis of consensus or with the consent of the Parties for which this agreement became effective.

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