Russia hands over items to Kazakhstan and prepares to leave
After the bloody protests in Kazakhstan, the end of the deployment of foreign troops began. “Objects of social importance” have been returned to the Kazakh authorities, it has been said from Moscow. The Kazakh president thanked Vladimir Putin for his quick intervention.
EA week after the transfer of foreign troops to the former Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan, which was rocked by bloody unrest, the end of the military operation began on Thursday. According to the Defense Ministry in Moscow, the Russian-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSC) has returned “socially important objects” to the Kazakh authorities.
At the request of the authoritarian leadership of the Central Asian country, the peacekeeping forces, so called by the CSTO, have helped in recent days to restore constitutional order in the metropolis of Almaty and others. regions. Kazakh President Kassym-Shomart Tokayev called the first such operation a success and thanked his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin for his swift intervention.
The relocation of soldiers from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan will take ten days. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, it is being carried out in close coordination with the Kazakh side. Preparations were also underway for military technology and other special equipment to be moved to their locations, he said. According to reports, Russia has evacuated more than 2,000 civilians in the past few days, including not only its own citizens but also foreigners.
In the oil and gas-rich former Soviet republic on the border with China, which has been praised internationally for its stability for many years, there were initially protests against the doubling of the price of gas , which is used as fuel for cars, at the beginning of the month. The protests turned into brute force after a few days. Head of State Tokayev spoke of an attack by “terrorist gangs”. He had given the order to shoot. There have been over 100 dead, over 10,000 arrests and hundreds injured. According to the leaders of the ninth largest country in the world, the situation is stabilizing.