K. Tokayev and & nbsp; in view of & nbsp; the threat to national security and & nbsp; the sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan caused, inter alia, by outside interference, the CSTO Collective Security Council, in & nbsp; in accordance with & nbsp; Article 4 of the Treaty on & nbsp; Collective Security, decided to send the Collective Peacekeeping Forces to the CSTO & nbsp; ; Of the Republic of Kazakhstan for & nbsp; a time-limited period with & nbsp; purpose of stabilization and & nbsp; normalization of the situation in & nbsp; this country & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; Pashinyan wrote on & nbsp; Facebook.
The CSTO has existed since & nbsp; 15 & nbsp; May 1992. Its & nbsp; main goals & nbsp; & mdash; strengthening peace, international and & nbsp; regional security and & nbsp; stability, protecting on a collective basis the independence, territorial integrity and & nbsp; sovereignty of the member states.
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev requested assistance from the CSTO the night before. He called what is happening in the & nbsp; country an act of external aggression.
The protests in & nbsp; Kazakhstan have continued since & nbsp; 2 & nbsp; January. Initially, the demonstrators demanded lower prices for & nbsp; liquefied gas. The protests didn & nbsp; cease after meeting their demands. The government has resigned. A state of emergency is in effect throughout the country & nbsp;