The exercises of the collective rapid reaction forces (CRRF) of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) began in the Zhambyl and Alma-Ata regions of Kazakhstan on Monday.

The exercises will be held from September 26 to October 8 under the code names “Interaction-2022”, “Poisk-2022” and “Echelon-2022”.

During the movement of military contingents, issues of commandant service, air defense and comprehensive support will be worked out, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan reported.

Earlier, the CSTO joint headquarters reported that the command and staff exercise with the CSTO CRRF “Interaction-2022” provides for working out the preparation and conduct of a joint operation to localize the armed conflict in the Central Asian region of collective security. It was noted that for the first time a new unit of collective forces will take part in the exercises - the joint formation of the RCCB and medical support of the CSTO.

During the special exercise “Poisk-2022”, issues of organizing and conducting intelligence by the forces and means of the intelligence agencies of the CSTO member states in the interests of the collective rapid reaction forces of the CSTO will be worked out.

The special exercise Echelon-2022 is aimed at working out the issues of organizing logistics.

The CSTO includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.