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• Without a clear mission, the CSTO tends to declare that it prepares itself to deal with all sorts of security issues, including the Covid-19 pandemic.
• From a practical standpoint, the CSTO’s achievements remain modest.
• Until now, the organization has been a symbol, rather than an instrument, of Russian influence in the post-Soviet space.
• Not only is the CSTO side-lined by the SCO, but it has already started playing a subsidiary role for the latter.
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