CSTO mission completed, withdrawal of peacekeepers from Kazakhstan to start in coming days – Tokayev

The withdrawal of the CSTO peacekeeping forces will begin in two days, their mission in Kazakhstan is coming to an end, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said, addressing the Majilis (Parliament) on Tuesday, Interfax reports.

“The main mission of the CSTO forces has been completed, in two days a phased withdrawal of the united peacekeeping contingent of the CSTO will begin,” he said.

The President also emphasized that Kazakhstan legally applied to the CSTO with a request to send a peacekeeping contingent.

According to him, Kazakhstan could have lost control over Almaty if had it not turned to the CSTO, and this threatened the loss of the whole country.

Show More
Back to top button