The head of the CSTO told what the peacekeepers will do in Kazakhstan

“If we talk about & nbsp; those tasks that are set before & nbsp; then & nbsp; can be conditionally divided into two & nbsp; basic. The first & nbsp; & mdash; protection of the most important state, strategic facilities. And & nbsp; second task & nbsp; & mdash; helping to & nbsp; maintaining law and order so that people feel safe & nbsp; & mdash; Zas said.

Mass protests in & nbsp; Kazakhstan began in & nbsp; the first days of 2022. Then the inhabitants of the cities of Zhanaozen and & nbsp; Aktau in & nbsp; Mangystau region & nbsp; & mdash; oil-producing region in the & nbsp; west of the country & nbsp; & mdash; opposed a two-fold increase in prices for & nbsp; liquefied petroleum gas, then the protests spread to & nbsp; other cities. A state of emergency was introduced in & nbsp; Kazakhstan for & nbsp; two weeks. President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev dismissed the government and & nbsp; headed the Security Council of the republic, removing the first head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev from this post. ;. The CSTO Collective Security Council at & nbsp; that & nbsp; same & nbsp; night decided to send collective peacekeeping forces to & nbsp; Kazakhstan in & nbsp; in connection with & nbsp; Tokayev's appeal. The & nbsp; Ministry of Foreign Affairs & nbsp; RF stated that & nbsp; Moscow views the events in & nbsp; Kazakhstan as an externally inspired attempt to violently undermine the security and & nbsp; integrity of the state.



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