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CSTO Forces In Kazakhstan Updates ~ as of 13 January

Peacekeeping contingent units of the CSTO carried out tasks to protect important state and socially significant facilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan [© Russian Federation MoD]

Updates on the work of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO to stabilise and normalise the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Press Release, Moscow, 20:00, 11 January 2022: Statement by Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, Commander of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO continue to serve for the protection of important state, military and socially significant facilities of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Over the past day, the CSTO peacekeepers have taken five more socially significant objects under protection. The rapid deployment of the CSTO peacekeepers and the fulfilment of tasks to protect important facilities allowed the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan to stabilise the situation in the country.

At present, the command of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO, together with the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is developing a plan for the transfer of objects protected by peacekeepers to the law enforcement agencies of the country. After completing the tasks by the CSTO peacekeeping forces, in cooperation with the Kazakh side, the return of peacekeeping units with equipment to the points of permanent deployment by military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces will be organised.

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Press Release, Moscow, 05:00, 12 January 2022: Peacekeeping contingent units of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces carry out tasks to protect important state and socially significant facilities of the country in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Units of the peacekeeping contingent of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces, sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan, carry out tasks to protect important state and socially significant facilities of the country. Over the past day, units of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces have taken under protection five important socially significant objects.

CSTO peacekeepers protect airfields, bakeries, thermal power plants, television centres, water pumping stations, military warehouses, arsenals and other important state, military and socially significant facilities, including taken under the protection of CHP-1, CHP-2, CHP-3 plants, Almaty bakery, city water canal Druzhba, three telecommunication centres [of] Almaty-telecom.

Unmanned aerial vehicles units are used to monitor the situation in the areas where missions are performed by the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces. The situation is monitored by unmanned aerial vehicles around the clock in four areas of aerial reconnaissance, the results of which are sent to mobile command posts in real time.

¤ 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 Organization 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. From the Russian Federation, subdivisions and military units of the Airborne Troops entered the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.

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Press Release, Moscow, 05:00, 13 January 2022: The units of the peacekeeping contingent of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO, sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan, perform tasks to protect socially significant objects of the country.

CSTO peacekeepers protect airfields, bakeries, thermal power plants, water pumping stations, telecentres, military warehouses, arsenals and other state, military and socially significant facilities, including CHP-1, CHP-2, CHP-3, Druzhba city water utility.

Unmanned aerial vehicles units are used to monitor the situation in the areas where missions are performed by the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces. The situation is monitored by unmanned aerial vehicles around the clock in four areas of aerial reconnaissance, the results of which are sent to mobile command posts in real time.

¤ 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 Organization 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. From the Russian Federation, subdivisions and military units of the Airborne Troops entered the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.

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Press Release, Moscow, 10:00, 13 January 2022: CSTO peacekeepers have begun transferring socially significant objects of Kazakhstan under the responsibility of the country’s law enforcement agencies.

In accordance with the plan developed by the command of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the transfer of socially significant objects protected by peacekeepers to the law enforcement agencies of the country has begun.

The units of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which have completed their tasks, are starting to prepare equipment and material for loading into the aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and returning to the points of permanent deployment.

The return of the CSTO peacekeepers to their countries will be organised in cooperation with the Kazakh side.

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Press Release, Moscow, 16:20, 13 January 2022: On January 13, an extraordinary meeting of the Council of defence ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) was held in the video-conference mode.

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The meeting was attended by: Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General the Army Sergei Shoigu, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Belarus Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan Lieutenant General Murat Bektanov, Minister of Defence of the Kyrgyz Republic Major General Baktybek Bekbolotov and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan Colonel General Sherali Mirzo. The meeting was also attended by the Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov, Deputy Secretary General of the CSTO Tahir Khairuloyev and the commander of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Colonel General Andrey Serdyukov.

During the meeting, the defence ministers of the CSTO member states discussed the results of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as issues of ensuring regional security and improving mechanisms for rapid response to emerging threats. Following an extraordinary meeting of the CSTO CMD, the heads of defence departments signed a joint decision of the CSTO Council of defence ministers on the organisation of the return of military contingents of the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to permanent locations.

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Press Release, Moscow, 18:15, 13 January 2022: The first units of Russian paratroopers from the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan loaded standard equipment and personnel into the aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces and flew from Almaty airport to the point of permanent deployment. Four aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces Il-76 will deliver units of Russian paratroopers to the Ivanovo region.

¤ The peacekeeping contingents of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Tajikistan will be delivered to the points of permanent deployment by aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Unit of peacekeepers of the Kyrgyz Republic will march to the point of permanent deployment on standard vehicles on their own.

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Press Release, Moscow, 20:20, 13 January 2022: The first units of Russian paratroopers of the collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO, who performed the tasks of protecting socially significant objects in the Republic of Kazakhstan, having flown four Il-76MD military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces from the Almaty airfield to the Ivanovo-Severny airfield, returned to the point of permanent deployment.

The aircraft crews performed a professional landing in difficult weather conditions with a strong side wind, low clouds and poor visibility. At the airfield, a solemn ceremony of meeting the peacekeepers who completed all the assigned tasks took place. At the end of the solemn events, the personnel began unloading equipment and left for the permanent deployment point.

¤ The peacekeeping contingents of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Tajikistan will be delivered to the points of permanent deployment by aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces. Unit of peacekeepers of the Kyrgyz Republic will march to the point of permanent deployment on standard vehicles on their own.

Source: Russian Federation MoD Directorate of Media Service and Information.

[images and videos © Russian Federation MoD]

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