Russian peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

Russian peacekeepers depart from Kazakhstan

Russian troops from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) peacekeeping forces have left Kazakhstan, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry said in a statement that the forces carried their equipment aboard military transport aircraft of the types Il-76 and En-24 and set off from Alma-Ata airport.”

Earlier, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced the departure of the first batch of its forces.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced On Wednesday January 12th that Russian peacekeeping forces, would begin withdrawing from Kazakhstan starting on Thursday.

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