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The CSTO states it is taking measures to curb the terrorist threat from Afghanistan

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is taking measures to mitigate the terrorist threat emanating from Afghanistan, Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov said at a briefing.

“Today, there is no such spillover problem regarding military security or military danger that would emanate from the territory of Afghanistan. But at the same time, we understand that the current leadership of Afghanistan does not yet fully own or control the situation on the territory of the state, including in the northern regions that border the CSTO member states. Therefore, certain measures are being taken," he said, answering the question whether the terrorist threat to the countries of the association from Afghanistan remains.


At the same time, Sidorov noted that there also remains a problem with drug trafficking emanating from Afghanistan. “So, of course, there are problems there. At the same time, there are ways to address these problems, and I think that the time will come when this topic will be removed from the agenda,” added the Chief of the Joint Staff.