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The president of Kazakhstan, Kasim-Yomart Tokáev, announced on Tuesday the end of the peacekeeping mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the country.

The president specified that the situation in all regions is “stable” and added that the main mission of the CSTO has been completed. The contingent’s departure will begin on January 13.

“Consolidate regional security”: why is CSTO sending peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan?

Amid violent riots that broke out in Kazakhstan last week and have led authorities to label them “aggression” by “terrorist gangs,” the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) announced on January 5 that it will send peacekeeping forces to the Central Asian country to support its authorities in restoring stability and providing protection to vital infrastructure.

This Monday, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, recalled that the CSTO peacekeeping forces were sent to Kazakhstan on the basis of an official request from that country and in full compliance with article 4 of the treaty on collective security of 1992, which establishes that, in the event of aggression against any of the member states, all other countries will provide the necessary support and assistance, including military assistance.

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