Tokayev announces end of CSTO mission in Kazakhstan

In his Tuesday’s address, Kazakhstan Kasym-Jomart Takayev made mention of the presence of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation military contingent in the country.

According to Tokayev, the major mission of the CSTO has been completed. The troops start to be pulled out in two days, ORDA reports. The politician also stated that the withdrawal would take no more than ten days. Looting in Kazakhstan organized by authorities

On the night of January 6, Armenia’s Prime Minister and Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council Nikol Pashinyan announced that the Collective Security Treaty Organisation decided to send ‘peacekeeping forces’ to Kazakhstan for ‘a limited period of time’ on the back of the appeal of Kazakh President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev after the unrest in Kazakhstan had broken out. Pro-Lukashenka government confirmed the involvement of the Belarusian troops.

A day later, Tokayev gave a shoot-to-kill order to the military and police forces who were fighting protesters. According to him, the corresponding decision was taken in light of ‘the threat to national security and sovereignty caused by, inter alia, outside interference’. He failed to specify which body or country was interfering in the Kazakh protest.

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