Katerina Schwartz 09:17, 09.01.22 – UNIAN
More than 70 Il-76 and five An-124 planes were involved
Russia continues to transfer its troops to Kazakhstan through the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
This is reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation , publishing a new video from the Chkalovsky airfield.
“The transfer of units of the Ivanovo airborne forces and units of the 45th separate special-purpose brigade of the Airborne Forces continues,” the message says.
It is noted that the transfer is carried out from the airfields in the Moscow and Ivanovo regions to the airfields “Zhetygen” and “Almaty”: “The air group created by the Russian Ministry of Defense of more than 70 Il-76 and 5 An-124 aircraft transfers units of the Russian contingent around the clock.” …
Protests in Kazakhstan: what is known at the moment
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 . As a result, they turned into riots: more than 5 thousand people were detained , the amount of damage exceeded $ 212 million.
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.
Nursultan Nazarbayev left the post of chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan . The Security Council was headed by Tokayev.
The President of Kazakhstan turned to the heads of the CSTO states for help , so that the troops of the Russian Federation, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan were sent to Kazakhstan .