The Prime Minister of Armenia, Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council Nikol Pashinyan announced the decision to send Collective Peacekeeping Forces to Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reported.
“In connection with the appeal of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Tokayev and in view of the threat to national security and the sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan caused, inter alia, by outside interference, the CSTO Collective Security Council, in accordance with Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty, decided to send the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO to the Republic Kazakhstan “, – he specified.
It is noted that the forces will be directed for a limited time to stabilize and normalize the situation in the country.
Let’s remind that on the eve mass anti-government protest actions began in Kazakhstan. During the riots, eight law enforcement officers were killed. A state of emergency was introduced throughout the country.
The President of the Republic, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, turned to the CSTO partner countries for help. He believes that the introduction of the troops of the countries participating in the treaty in Kazakhstan will not be superfluous.
Earlier, the European Union issued an official statement on the situation in Kazakhstan. Brussels called on the authorities to respect the people’s right to peaceful protest and the demonstrators to renounce violence. The European Union looks forward to a peaceful settlement of the conflict through dialogue.