Shoigu: The West wants to break the alliance between the CSTO countries

Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defense Minister

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# 24 May 2022 15:59 (UTC +04:00)

"Russia will fully support its CSTO allies," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a meeting of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers through video conferencing, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.

"Western countries are working purposefully to disrupt allied relations between the CSTO states. We know what pressure is put on our allies-open threats, blackmail, intrigue are used. All this requires us to be more united, active, and clearly coordinate our activities. "Russia will continue to provide the necessary assistance to its allies in neutralizing threats and defending sovereignty," he said.