The Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) decided to send a peacekeeping force to Kazakhstan.
"The CSTO Collective Security Council decided to send CSTO collective peacekeeping forces to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited period of time in order to stabilize and normalize the situation in the country," the CSTO press service reported.
Earlier, the Kremlin website published the text of a statement by the chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the decision to send CSTO peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan.
"In connection with the appeal of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan K.-J. Tokayev and in view of the threat to national security and sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan caused, among other things, by interference from outside, the CSTO Collective Security Council in accordance with Article 4 of the Collective Security Treaty decided to send CSTO collective peacekeeping forces to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited period in order to stabilize and normalize the situation in that country," the statement reads in a statement posted on the Kremlin website.
According to official figures, the total number of peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization is about 3,600 people. These contingents are intended for participation in CSTO peacekeeping operations. Participating countries permanently assign peacekeeping contingents for staffing peacekeeping forces in accordance with their national legislation.
The peacekeeping contingents of the CSTO member states are specially trained military, police (police) and civilian personnel as well as the forces and means provided by the member countries of the organization to the CSTO peacekeeping forces. CSTO members include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.