Relocation of the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces to the airfields of the Republic of Kazakhstan continues.
Press Release, Moscow, 05:00, 08 January 2022: Relocation of the main forces of the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces to Almaty and Zhetygen airfields of the Republic of Kazakhstan continues by military transport aircraft from airfields in the Moscow, Ivanovo, and Ulyanovsk regions.
Airborne Troops units from the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces, which have performed earlier marches, are at the Chkalovsky, Ivanovo-Severny and Ulyanovsk-Vostochny airfields. Units from the Russian peacekeeping contingent that had previously arrived on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan began to fulfil their tasks. Air group of more than 70 Il-76 and 5 An-124 aircraft created by the Russian Ministry of Defence transfers units of the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan around the clock.
In accordance with the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council, adopted on January 6, 2022, the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation were sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited time to stabilise and normalise the situation. They included units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.
The main tasks of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO will be the protection of important state and military facilities, assistance to the forces of law and order of the Republic of Kazakhstan in stabilising the situation and returning it to the legal field. From the Russian Federation, subdivisions and military units of the Airborne Troops entered the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.
Source: Russian Federation MoD Directorate of Media Service and Information.