Russia Pushes CSTO Countries to Legalize Private Military and Security Companies

CAISS Director Anna Gussarova on PMCs in Russia and CSTO countries for the Jamestown Foundation.

The Secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) Parliamentary Assembly is currently examining a bill on private military and security organizations (Private Military Companies—PMC) (RIA Novosti, February 5). If adopted inside the Moscow-led alliance, the individual CSTO member states will then be tasked with introducing domestic laws to legitimize the activities of such commercial paramilitary groups.

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