Kazakhstan expects arrival of 3,000 security officers on CSTO line, - ambassador of Kazakhstan to Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The day before, the CSTO member states announced their intention to send their forces to Kazakhstan as part of a "peacekeeping mission"
18:30, 6 January 2022

Darkhan Kaletayev
Radio Liberty

The number of CSTO peacekeepers to arrive in Kazakhstan to help the authorities as "peacekeepers" will be 3,000, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Ukraine Darkhan Kaletayev stated on the air of one of TV channels.

"We are members of the CSTO, and in accordance with the statute, the head of state addressed them. The regrouping of military forces to Kazakhstan is underway. 3,000 people from CSTO member states are expected. They will be involved in the protection of strategic facilities and large government agencies. After the situation normalizes, the CSTO forces will leave the country immediately," Kaletayev said.

He noted that the troops will be from Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

It should be added that earlier the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) announced their intention to send their forces to Kazakhstan as part of a "peacekeeping mission." On the morning of January 6, it became known that security officers from Russia have already arrived in the country.

In the beginning of 2022 protests erupted in Kazakhstan after the increase in the price of liquefied gas. Demonstrators announced an indefinite action. Demands to reduce the price of gas have grown into calls for the resignation of the president and government. The Internet has been shut down in the country, law enforcement agencies seized military equipment, make arrests.

After a couple days of antigovernment protests the Cabinet of Kazakhstan has filed a resignation letter, and President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev accepted it.

Later, a state of emergency was declared in Kazakhstan by the new Cabinet. At the same time, Tokayev called for military assistance from the CSTO member states.

The situation in Kazakhstan was explained in detail HERE.

Related: Afghanistan militants among Kazakhstan protesters, - Russia

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