Feature Protests in Kazakhstan amid rising gas prices
Four aircraft with Russian paratroopers who took part in the peacekeeping mission of the CSTO countries returned to Russia from Kazakhstan, the RF Ministry of Defense reports.
Il-76MD military transport aviation made their way from Alma-Ata to the Ivanovo-Severny airfield.
Earlier it became known that the defense ministers of the CSTO countries signed a decision on organizing the return of peacekeepers from Kazakhstan. All contingents, except for the Kyrgyz, will be taken out of the republic by aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Thursday announced that the withdrawal of peacekeepers who helped the neighboring state cope with the riots should be completed on January 19.< /p>
Recall that on January 6, against the backdrop of pogroms, peacekeepers from the Russian Federation, Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan began to arrive in Kazakhstan at the call of the authorities. On January 13, allied forces began to leave the country.