Russian special operation in Ukraine
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the countries that are members of it must decide on their policy on the special operation in Ukraine. This was stated by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov.
“If someone thinks that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not our conflict, that we’ll sit quietly somewhere, nothing like that will happen. The time will come – it will require to be determined, to take a certain position. I’m not saying that to the detriment of national interests and so on. But with all our union shortcomings, we will have to clearly define our policy,” the Belta news agency quoted Alexander Lukashenko as saying.
The special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine began on February 24, 2022 by decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to the Russian leader, its main task is to protect the civilians of Donbass from genocide by Ukrainian nationalists.