“Perhaps they will stay for one week”, & nbsp; & mdash; Oali said in an & nbsp; interview with the Khabar 24 state television channel.
In & nbsp; in early January, in & nbsp; Kazakhstan, due to & nbsp; an increase in the price of & nbsp; liquefied gas, mass protests broke out, which turned into riots. The most significant clashes with & nbsp; security forces took place in & nbsp; Alma-Ata.
Tokayev called the protesters terrorists and & nbsp; turned to & nbsp; CSTO countries for help. On January 6 & nbsp; the peacekeepers started to work in & nbsp; Kazakhstan. The collective forces of the CSTO will number about & nbsp; 2,5 thousand people.
Commander of the peacekeepers Andrei Serdyukov said that & nbsp; units carry out tasks to & nbsp; protect important military, state and & nbsp; socially significant facilities in & nbsp; the city of Alma-Ata and & nbsp ; adjacent to & nbsp; areas.
The Ministry of Defense of Russia reported that & nbsp; units of the Russian contingent began training at the & nbsp; airfield of Alma-Ata, & nbsp; during which questions on & nbsp; prevention of emergency situations are being worked out.
On January 10 & nbsp; an online conference of the leaders of the CSTO countries will take place.