MOSCOW, January 6. / TASS /. The collective peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have been dispatched to Kazakhstan, the forward units of the Russian contingent have already started to perform their tasks, the CSTO secretariat said on Thursday. journalists.
“In accordance with the decision of the Collective Security Council of the CSTO taken on January 6, 2022, the collective peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization were sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited period in order to stabilize and normalize the situation. , said the Secretariat.
He noted that the forward units of the Russian contingent “have already started to implement their tasks”.
According to the CSTO, the peacekeeping contingent includes units of the armed forces of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. “The main tasks of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO will be the protection of important state and military installations, the assistance to the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan to stabilize the situation and bring it back to normal. legal “, underlined the CSTO. .
Protest rallies against high fuel prices erupted on January 2 in Zhanaozen and Aktau in the Mangystau region in southwest Kazakhstan. Two days later, protests engulfed Almaty in the southeast of the country and other towns where protesters clashed with police. Victims have been reported, a state of emergency has been declared in the country. The CSTO Collective Security Council has taken the decision to send peacekeepers to Kazakhstan in order to stabilize the situation.