CSTO peacekeeping units left Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Almaty and headed to permanent bases. reports TASS agency.
“Armenian units loaded their vehicles on Il-76 military transport planes of the Russian Air and Space Forces and left Almaty airport with the crew,” the agency’s correspondent reports.
The situation in Kazakhstan became tense after January 1, when the government decided to double the price of liquefied natural gas for cars. The protests were particularly crowded in the town of Aktau in Mangistau Province, which has a population of about 200,000, and then spread throughout the country, including the capital, Nur-Sultan.
On January 5, the situation became tense in Almaty, one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. According to the President of Kazakhstan, battles took place near the city.
Toka appealed to the Collective Security Treaty Organization to stabilize the situation in Kazakhstan.
Armenia had sent 100 servicemen to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping force.