The authorities of Kazakhstan: the CSTO peacekeepers will leave in a week According to the press secretary of the head of state Berik Uali, the peacekeepers will stay in the republic no more than a week
The CSTO peacekeeping forces will stay in Kazakhstan for no more than a week, the press secretary of the President of the Republic of Berik said Uali on the air of the Khabar 24 TV channel, his words are quoted on the KazTAG Telegram channel.
“ The CSTO peacekeepers will leave in a week, '' & mdash; According to the message.
As the commander of the collective forces of the organization in Kazakhstan, Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov said earlier on January 9, the peacekeepers will remain there “ until the situation is completely stabilized. ''
The CSTO was previously approached by Kazakhstani President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev amid unrest. He called the events in the country an 'act of aggression' from outside and asked for help.
According to Art. 4 agreements, the organization's member states can provide assistance, including military assistance, to a country if it has been attacked from outside.
On January 7, nine Russian Il-76 aircraft with servicemen and airborne forces arrived in Alma-Ata, on Sunday Serdyukov spoke about the completion of the deployment of forces, the servicemen began to perform their tasks. They will be engaged in the protection of military, state and socially significant facilities. Meanwhile, military transport planes will bring home Russians who were vacationing in Kazakhstan or staying with relatives and wished to leave.
According to the Deputy Minister of Defense of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Sultan Kamaletdinov, the situation is now the country is “ stabilizing '', the counter-terrorist operation continues.
On January 2, protests began in the Mangistau region due to the doubling of the price of motor fuel. Subsequently, they escalated into clashes with security officials and pogroms. The most difficult situation is in Alma-Ata. Tokayev introduced a state of emergency in the republic, the government resigned. According to the head of state, behind the riots are “ terrorist gangs '' that “ have undergone serious training abroad. ''
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