Story Protests in Kazakhstan amid rising gas prices
The servicemen of the Russian contingent, who arrived in Kazakhstan on a peacekeeping mission, helped the security forces take control of the Almaty airport. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
Paratroopers were sent from Russia to the republic. For their transportation, more than 70 Il-76 and An-124 aircraft were involved. & Nbsp; In addition, the planes helped to transfer peacekeepers from Belarus, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia to Kazakhstan.
According to Konashenkov, Russian servicemen passed through special training and have real combat experience. They immediately began to fulfill their tasks.
“The CSTO peacekeepers are helping the law enforcement agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan in maintaining law and order”, “ndash;” noted the Major General.
On January 2, protests began in Kazakhstan due to a sharp rise in prices for liquefied natural gas. Subsequently, riots spread to other regions of the country. Against this background, the President of the Republic, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev & nbsp; appealed & nbsp; for help to partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Earlier in the republic it was reported that the peacekeepers would provide cover and security functions.