Russian-led forces withdraw from Kazakhstan: tasks completed

Kazakhstan asked the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to send forces as peaceful protests over fuel prices in the country escalated into an unprecedented wave of violence that claimed dozens of lives. The decision to send such a contingent was the first in the history of this bloc. Russia often presents the CSTO as a … Read more

The withdrawal of forces from the Russian-led bloc begins in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has asked the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to send forces as peaceful protests over fuel prices in the country escalate into an unprecedented wave of violence that has claimed dozens of lives. The decision to send such a contingent was the first in the history of this bloc. Russia often presents the CSTO … Read more

Russian-led force leaves Kazakhstan

The Russian-led peacekeeping force that came to Kazakhstan’s rescue during the riots will begin its withdrawal in two days, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said. The Collective Security Pact (CSTO) sent just over 2,000 troops to Kazakhstan to assist the authorities in cracking down on riots. The soldiers came from Kyrgyzstan (pictured) Photo: AP / NTB Published … Read more