Anti-terror Exercises in Armenia not Directed Against Azerbaijan: Organizer
The Anti-terror exercises of the Organization of Collective Security Treaty (OCST) "Frontier 2008", to be held in the territory of Armenia in the spring of 2008, are not directed against the Azerbaijan, Nikolay Bordyuzh , the Secretary General of the OCST, said in a news conference, РБК reports.
"We will make every effort to make Azerbaijan understand, that these exercises are not directed against it", he stressed. Moreover, these exercises are of 'command-headquarters' nature and it means that the tremendous movements are not planned during the maneuvers.
Bordyuzh also said that "Frontier -2008" -is completely of the "anti-terror nature". At the same time, he voiced his hope that the Azerbaijan will not negatively reply to these exercises, so that its relations with Armenia does not worsen. The Observers from Azerbaijan will be invited for these exercises.
The OCST is a military political union, established by the former Soviet countries, on the basis of the Collective Security Treaty signed on 15 May 1992. The Treaty is prolonged after every 5 years. The OSCT unites Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.