Tokayev named the number of CSTO peacekeepers in Kazakhstan

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said that 2,300 CSTO peacekeepers are in Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reports.

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“For us, not only the military, but also, above all, the moral partners in the CSTO is fundamentally important, all the member states of the organization acted as a united front, resolutely supported the appeal of Kazakhstan,” Tokayev said.

Earlier, the role of the CSTO forces in the counter-terrorist operation in Kazakhstan became known.

On January 2, mass protests began in Kazakhstan. This happened after the government decided to raise gas prices from 60 to 120 tenge. The protests quickly escalated into riots and clashes with the police. On January 4, the government commission announced its decision to reduce the gas price to 50 tenge. On the night of January 5, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the introduction of 180-day state regulation of prices for fuel and food in the country.

On the same day, Tokayev appealed to the heads of the CSTO states with a request to assist Kazakhstan in overcoming "this terrorist threat."

Tokayev named the number of CSTO peacekeepers in Kazakhstan