Kazakhstan

First Russian paratroopers depart from Kazakhstan

The first units of Russian peacekeepers from the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) peacekeeping contingent have departed from Kazakhstan aboard military transport planes and are heading for Russia, Russia’s Defense Ministry …

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Peacekeepers from three countries left Kazakhstan

Peacekeeper units of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan departed from Almaty to their permanent stationing locations. Armenian units loaded their motor vehicles and personnel in …

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Pashinyan and Tokayev hold phone talks

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday, Pashinyan’s press service said. It said the Kazakh president briefed Pashinyan on the stabilization of …

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CSTO begins pullback from Kazakhstan

CSTO forces have begun their gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan after it was gripped by anti-government rallies that spilled into deadly violence this month, the Russian military announced Thursday. Russia’s Defense …

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Date of pullout of CSTO contingent from Kazakhstan revealed

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev confirmed that the withdrawal of the CSTO peacekeeping contingent from Kazakhstan will begin on January 13 at a meeting of the emergency operations center in Almaty, the presidential press service reported …

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COVID-19 cases jump in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Central Asian neighbours Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan reported jumps in new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as both countries said the Omicron variant of the virus was now spreading on their territories. Kyrgyzstan reported its first cases of …

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Are the Armenian nationalists against the CSTO?

The situation in Kazakhstan has prompted the CSTO leadership to deploy, for the first time in the organization’s history, a limited military contingent in order to stabilize the republic. In addition to the servicemen of Russia, …

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CSTO troops to begin leaving Kazakhstan in 2 days

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said Tuesday that a contingent of Russia-led forces would begin leaving the troubled Central Asian country in two days, with the pullout to take no more than 10 days. "The main …

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