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Russian-led troops begin to depart in two days

A CSTO mission of more than 2,000 troops was dispatched last week at the peak of the Central Asian country’s crisis after a deadly clash between protesters and security forces.

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev said the withdrawal would take less than 10 days. (AFP)

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev has announced that Russia-led troops have begun to leave troubled Central Asian countries in two days and will withdraw in less than ten days.

“The main mission of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been successfully completed,” Tokaev said on Tuesday, referring to the Armed Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

“Within two days, the gradual withdrawal of the CSTO Union Peacekeeping Forces will begin. The delegation’s withdrawal process will take less than ten days,” he addressed the government and parliament in a live video conference.

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More than 2,000 military CSTO missions were dispatched at the peak of the crisis last week after the armed clashes and looting turmoil between government opponents and security forces made little recognition of some of the largest cities of Almaty. rice field.

Mr. Tokaev also seemed to further strengthen his position by supporting the permanent appointment of Acting Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. It is a nomination that received unanimous support from members of the Diet on Tuesday.

Coup attempt?

Kazakhstan has assembled dozens of people in an attempted coup by foreign terrorists, assembling last week’s anxieties from peaceful protests against rising energy prices in the western part of the country, but the crisis is also naked at the top. The government that brought about the battle.

The leader of Tokaev, the founder of Nursultan Nazarbayev, is still public since the crisis began, despite Nazarbayev’s aides claiming that an 81-year-old influential person is in the capital Nursultan and is interacting with Tokaev. Does not appear in.

Former Commissar of State Security Chairman Karim Massimov, a major ally of Nazarbayev, who many consider to perpetuate the retired president’s influence over the government, was arrested on Saturday. Was done.

Mr. Tokaev seemed to further strengthen his position by supporting the permanent appointment of Acting Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov. It is a nomination that received unanimous support from members of the Diet on Tuesday.

Tokaev also blamed the committee previously dominated by Masimov for escaping the city of Kazakhstan during the crisis.

“Despite sufficient military weapons, they left the building and left weapons and secret documents there without engaging in combat,” Tokaev said, safe to put “civil defense” first. Promised to reform the security structure.

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Turkish Airlines resumes flight in Kazakhstan

Turkish flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Tuesday that CEO Bilal Exi will resume flights to Kazakhstan from January 13 after suspending flights due to national violence last week.

Eksi said commercial flights to Nur-Sultan will begin on January 13th, followed by flights to Aktau on January 14th and Turkistan on January 15th.

“Consultation with authorities on commercial flights to Almaty continues,” Exi said on Twitter.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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