The entry of peacekeepers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization into Kazakhstan was timely, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said on the air of the Russia 24 channel.
“I believe that the appeal of the President of Kazakhstan to the CSTO for assistance was absolutely in line with the situation, the difficult situation that was developing in the republic,” he stressed.
Zas added that during the operation in Kazakhstan, the peacekeepers had no conflicts with local residents. They ensured peace and security in a friendly country.
According to him, the introduction of the CSTO peacekeeping forces allowed the republic to release and redistribute its own forces to solve other tasks.
Recall that on January 6, against the backdrop of mass riots and pogroms, peacekeepers from the Russian Federation, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan began to arrive in Kazakhstan. On January 13, their withdrawal began. It will run until January 19th.