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Parliaments of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan allowed to send military to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO mission

Deputies of both chambers of the Tajik parliament allowed the Tajik military to fulfill the international obligations of the republic abroad. This was reported by “Interfax” with reference to the National News Agency “Khovar”.

Also, the deputy of the Kyrgyz parliament Nurzhigit Kadyrbekov informed that Kyrgyzstan will send its servicemen to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping forces. Earlier, the country’s parliament did not collect the quorum required to consider this issue.

According to the latest information, the commander of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov will lead the CSTO peacekeepers in Kazakhstan. This, as reported by “Interfax”, said the representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov.

The Kazakh authorities stated that the CSTO peacekeepers do not participate in military operations, their task is to cover and protect state facilities.

Protests in Kazakhstan began after the New Year over the rise in the price of liquefied gas. Clashes began. The government resigned, while the CSTO Collective Security Council decided to send a collective peacekeeping force to Kazakhstan at the request of the president of the republic. The arrived peacekeepers of the CSTO countries began to work in the country.

Source: Rosbalt

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