CSTO to withdraw peacekeepers from Kazakhstan "within ten days"

CSTO to withdraw peacekeepers from Kazakhstan

PanARMENIAN.Net - The withdrawal of the CSTO forces from Kazakhstan will begin in two days, President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said Tuesday, January 11.

"The key mission of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been successfully completed, a phased withdrawal of the united CSTO peacekeeping contingent will begin in two days," Tokayev told lawmakers in parliament, RIA Novosti reports.

According to him, the process will take "no more than ten days".

Almost immediately after Tokayev asked for help, the CSTO decided to deploy a peacekeeping contingent in Kazakhstan, with Armenia sending 100 troops to Kazakhstan as part of the contingent.

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