Moscow reprimands addressed to the allies
Between Russia and its allies on the organization of the collective security Treaty (CSTO) multiplying conflict stories. As found “Kommersant”, Moscow is dissatisfied with the placement on the territory of countries-members of the bloc of American laboratories, as well as the prospect of the logistics infrastructure at ports on the Caspian sea in the framework of the recent agreements between Astana and Washington on the occasion of the transit of goods to Afghanistan. According to “Kommersant”, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on June 11 has put these matters at the meeting of foreign Ministers of the CSTO in Alma-ATA.
The Russian foreign Ministry have outlined in advance the agenda of the Almaty meeting of foreign Ministers of the CSTO. It was assumed that the sides will discuss foreign policy coordination within the CSTO, the problems of international and regional security and receive the statement of foreign Ministers of the collective security Treaty organization “On the situation around the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate-range and shorter-range”.
Sergey Lavrov on the way to Alma-ATA was the opportunity to talk with some of the colleagues in the organization. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry has arrived from the Chinese Qingdao, where on the eve of a summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization (SCO). From there, along with Mr Lavrov on his plane from Alma-ATA got the Minister of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov and the Minister of foreign Affairs of Tajikistan sirodjiddin Aslov. Here they were waited already by the Armenian Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Deputy foreign Minister of Belarus Andrei Dapkiunas and the state Secretary of the Kyrgyz Ministry of foreign Affairs Aibek Mokeev.
Their communication to the Ministers and heads of national delegations began the evening of June 10th for dinner, and continued the next morning at the meeting in narrow format. According to the interlocutor of “Kommersant” in the Russian delegation, Sergei Lavrov, during meetings raised, including the most sensitive for Moscow questions.
The first concerns the American transit via Kazakhstan to Afghanistan using the ports Kuryk and Aktau on the Caspian sea. The agreement was reached last year and formally recorded during the January visit to Washington Kazakhastan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In March, the Kazakh Parliament approved the law “On ratification of the Protocol on amending the intergovernmental agreement with the United States on ensuring commercial rail transit of special cargo through the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with U.S. participation in efforts to stabilize and rebuild the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”. And in may, President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed it.