The President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced the completion of the CSTO mission and the withdrawal of forces From the moment the peacekeepers were deployed to the announcement of the completion of the mission, only four days passed
The CSTO peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan has been successfully completed, the withdrawal of forces will begin on January 13, said President of the country Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, his speech was broadcast by the Khabar TV channel. The withdrawal process will take no more than 10 days.
According to Tokayev, the acute phase of the counter-terrorist operation in the country has passed, the situation in all regions is stable. “ The main mission of the CSTO forces has been completed, in two days a phased withdrawal of the united peacekeeping contingent of the CSTO will begin, '' & mdash; he said at a meeting of the majilis (parliament) of the country.
The President of Kazakhstan emphasized that Kazakhstan could lose control over Alma-Ata if it did not turn to the CSTO for help. This, in turn, threatened the loss of all countries. “ Professionals worked on the preparation of the seizure of power. Since this was an armed aggression on the part of international terrorism against our country, Kazakhstan, legally justified, appealed to its partners in the Collective Security Treaty with a request to send a peacekeeping contingent, '', '' mdash; he said.
With a request for assistance, the Kazakh authorities appealed to the leaders of the alliance countries on January 6 amid riots in the country and the seizure of administrative buildings. In an appeal to the CSTO, what is happening in the country was described as external aggression with the participation of international terrorist groups. The Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, reported that peacekeeping forces are being brought into Kazakhstan “ for a limited time period with the aim of stabilization and normalization ''; furnishings.
The next day, the deployment of a peacekeeping mission began in the country. On January 10, at an extraordinary session of the CSTO Council, Tokayev said that 2,300 CSTO peacekeepers from Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia and 250 pieces of equipment were deployed in the country.
On January 9, the countries completed the deployment of peacekeeping forces. The servicemen began to protect military, state and socially significant facilities in Alma-Ata and adjacent areas. The CSTO forces were not involved in the direct suppression of the resistance of the rioters.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization includes Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In accordance with Art. 4 of the Collective Security Treaty, the parties to the agreement immediately provide assistance, including military assistance, to a state that has been attacked from outside. When a threat to security, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty arises, the parties to the agreement activate a mechanism of joint consultations to coordinate their positions, develop and take measures to provide assistance.
According to Tokayev, CSTO forces provided support at a critical moment for Kazakhstan, their arrival helped free Almaty from the attackers. There was a moment when Alma-Ata and nine regional centers were in their hands, but the arrival of the CSTO contingent helped to recapture the largest city of Kazakhstan from the attackers, he said.
At a meeting of the CSTO council, Vladimir Putin said that the CSTO forces would be in Kazakhstan as much as necessary, but after the completion of the mission they will be removed from the territory of the country.
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