The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)

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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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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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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Kazakhstan holds national day of mourning

Kazakhstan is holding a day of national mourning on January 10  for those who lost their lives due to massive countrywide protests. The number of fatalities during unrest in Kazakhstan has amounted to 164. According …

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Putin and Lukashenko hold telephone conversation

The heads of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, discussed by phone the situation in the CSTO countries, including Kazakhstan, Sputnik Belarus reports. "President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko had a …

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Peacekeepers regain control of Almaty airport

On Friday morning, peacekeepers, together with law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan, took control of the Almaty airport. "By now, together with the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Almaty airport …

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Why is Kazakstan in flames?

Since the beginning of January, riots are raging in Kazakhstan. Started initially as rallies against the doubling of LPG prices in the western provinces, they quickly became nationwide. Demonstrations are no longer peaceful. Immediately after the …

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