CSTO Secretary General informed on completion of peacekeepers’ withdrawal from Kazakhstan
The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, Stanislav Zas, informed the members of the CSTO Collective Security Council about the completion of the withdrawal of the organisation’s Collective Peacekeeping Forces from the territory of Kazakhstan, said CSTO press secretary Vladimir Zainetdinov
The telegram sent to the heads of state reads, “In pursuance of the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council on the completion of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the withdrawal of military contingents of the CSTO member states from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been completed, the units arrived at the places of their permanent deployment in an organised manner and on time. There are no losses of personnel, weapons and military equipment.”
Stanislav Zas expressed gratitude to each member of the Collective Security Council for personal participation in making collective decisions – crucial for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Collective Security Treaty Organisation – and appreciation for the well-coordinated and clear actions, as well as courage and combat skills of the peacekeeping contingents.
“They fulfilled their tasks with dignity and honour during the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan,” noted the CSTO Secretary General.
“Special gratitude was expressed to the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation and the Command of the Airborne Forces. Gratitude was expressed to the Kazakh side for creating the necessary conditions for the deployment of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces,” added the press secretary.