The main CSTO mission in Kazakhstan is over, the withdrawal of CSTO forces will begin in two days. The statement came from Kazakh President Kasim-Jomart Toka, reports RIA Novosti.
“The main mission of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been successfully completed, the phased withdrawal of the CSTO joint peacekeeping troops will begin in two days. “The process will take no more than ten days,” Toka said.
The situation in Kazakhstan has become tense since January 1, when the government decided to double the price of liquefied natural gas for cars. The protests were especially 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 Alma-Ata, one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan. According to the President of Kazakhstan, battles took place near the city.
Toka applied 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.