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Agreement on collective security

of May 15, 1992

The State Parties of this Agreement, hereinafter referred to as "State Parties", being guided by declarations on sovereignty of the independent states, considering creation by the State Parties of own Armed Forces, taking coordinated actions for the benefit of ensuring collective security, recognizing need of strict accomplishment of the signed agreements concerning reduction of armaments, Armed Forces and strengthening of measures of trust agreed as follows.

Article 1

The State Parties confirm the obligation to abstain from use of force or threat of force in the interstate relations. They shall resolve all disagreements among themselves and with other states by peaceful means.

The State Parties will not enter into the military alliances or to take part in any groups of the states, and also in the actions directed against other State Party.

In case of creation in Europe and Asia of system of collective security and the conclusion for this purpose of agreements on collective security what contracting parties will steadily aim at, the State Parties will enter immediate consultations with each other for the purpose of entering of necessary intentions into this Agreement.

Article 2

The State Parties will consult with each other on all important issues of the international security infringing on their interests and to approve on these questions of line item.

In case of safety hazard, territorial integrity and to sovereignty of one or several State Parties or threats to international peace and safety the State Parties will put without delay in action the mechanism of joint consultations for the purpose of coordination of the line items and taking measures for elimination of the arisen threat.

Article 3

The State Parties form Council of collective security as a part of heads of the State Parties and the Commander-in-chief of the Joint Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Article 4

If one of the State Parties undergoes to aggression from any state or group of the states, then it will be considered as aggression against all State Parties of this Agreement.

In case of making of act of aggression against any of the State Parties all other State Parties will provide it necessary assistance, including military. And also will give support the means which are at their disposal according to the procedure of implementation of the right to collective defense according to article 51 of the Charter of the UN.

About the measures taken based on this Article, the State Parties without delay will inform the Security Council of the United Nations. When implementing these measures the State Parties will adhere to relevant provisions of the Charter of the UN.

Article 5

Coordination and ensuring joint activities of the State Parties according to this Agreement are undertaken by Council of collective security of the State Parties and bodies created by it. Before creation of the specified bodies coordination of activities of armed forces of the State Parties is performed by the Main command of the Joint Armed Forces of the Commonwealth.

Article 6

The decision on use of Armed Forces for the purpose of reflection of aggression according to Article of this Agreement is made by heads of the State Parties.

Use of Armed Forces outside the territory of the State Parties can be performed only for the benefit of the international security in strict accordance with Articles of organization of the United Nations and the legislation of the State Parties of this Agreement.

Article 7

Placement and functioning of objects of system of collective security in the territory of the State Parties is regulated by special agreements.

Article 8

This Agreement does not affect the rights and obligations according to other existing bilateral and multi-lateral agreements and agreements concluded by the State Parties with other states and is not directed against the third countries.

This Agreement does not affect the right of the State Parties to individual and collective defense against aggression according to Articles of organization of the United Nations.

The State Parties not sign international agreements, not joint with this Agreement.

Article 9

Any questions which will arise between the State Parties concerning interpretation or application of any provision of this agreement will be permitted jointly, in the spirit of friendship, mutual respect and mutual understanding.

Amendments to this Agreement can be made at the initiative of one or several State Parties and are accepted on the basis of mutual consent.

Article 10

This Agreement is open for accession of all interested states sharing its purposes and the principles.

Article 11

This Agreement is signed for five years with the subsequent prolongation.

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