Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are both members of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO, Rus: ОДКБ), a military alliance supposed to defend their borders and provide with military framework if one of the members becomes an object of military aggression.

One of the cornerstone articles of the treaty is Article 4 which and states that an aggression on one member of the treaty is considered an aggression to all its members.

On 29 April 2021 both countries seem involved in a growing border conflict that includes cross-border shelling and which caused at least 4 deaths, 45 injured, and over 800 displaced civilians.

I failed to find any statement on official position of CSTO about the recent clash. More specifically, I'd like to know whether the CSTO consider the recent events an aggression on all its members and/or does it side with any of the conflicting parties?


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