CSTO peacekeepers start handing over vital facilities to Kazakh authorities

Moscow, SANA-The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeepers have begun handing over vital facilities they were guarding to the Kazakh authorities.

“According to the plan drawn up by the Command of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the handover of vital facilities that were guarded by them began to be handed over to the country’s law enforcement agencies,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

The statement indicated that the peacekeeping forces began preparing equipment and materiel to be loaded onto Russian Air Force aircraft.

President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, announced on Tuesday that the peacekeeping forces have successfully completed their tasks and that their withdrawal from his country will begin within two days, indicating that the presence of these forces on his country’s soil was within the framework of the law and with the aim of helping it confront a serious terrorist threat.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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