The CSTO forces can already start deploying on the territory of Kazakhstan.A peacekeeping mission is ready to be sent to Kazakhstan / photo: REUTERS
Russia and Belarus have already announced their readiness to send their fighters to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping mission .
This was reported in the Telegram channel ” Military Observer “.
“It is reported that units of the 45th Airborne Regiment and servicemen of the Senezh Center of the Russian Armed Forces, as well as soldiers of the 103rd Airborne Division of the Belarusian Armed Forces, are ready to dispatch to Kazakhstan within the framework of the CSTO peacekeeping mission,” the channel’s post says.
The network notes that in the next few hours the CSTO forces should start deploying in Kazakhstan.
Let us remind you that today the CSTO Collective Security Council made a decision to send the collective peacekeeping forces of the organization to Kazakhstan.
Earlier, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, supported the proposal to introduce the troops of the Collective Security Treaty Organization into the country.
The CSTO includes Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.
Today President Tokayev has already held an emergency telephone conversation with Alexander Lukashenko. Lukashenko himself discussed the situation in Kazakhstan with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Protests in Kazakhstan
Protests have been held in Kazakhstan since January 2 . People took to the streets of cities due to the rise in prices for liquefied gas. Citizens demand the president’s resignation and oppose corruption. During the rallies, law enforcement officers use force against the protesters, hundreds of people are detained.
In connection with the protests, the country’s President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev accepted the resignation of the government. He decided to transfer the interim duties of prime minister to Alikhan Smailov.
In the capital of the country Nur-Sultan, the city of Almaty, Almaty and Mangistau regions, a state of emergency was introduced from January 5 to 19 . An anti-terrorist operation has also begun in Almaty .