Due to the lack of a quorum, the Kyrgyz parliament was unable to hold an emergency meeting on the participation of the Kyrgyz military in the CSTO mission in Kazakhstan. The meeting was postponed until tomorrow, the press service of the Kyrgyz legislative body told Interfax.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Kyrgyzstan, Erbol Sultanbaev, said that even if the country’s military were sent to Kazakhstan, they would guard objects of strategic importance, and not confront the protesters.
In Bishkek, protests have already begun against the dispatch of military personnel to Kazakhstan.
Earlier, Russia, within the framework of the CSTO mission, sent units and military units of the airborne troops to Kazakhstan. They are airlifted by Russian military transport aircraft.
The CSTO collective peacekeeping forces also include units of the armed forces of Belarus, Armenia and Tajikistan.
On December 5, the Kazakh authorities asked for help from the CSTO amid protests in the country. The CSTO includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
For the fifth day in Kazakhstan, protests caused by a sharp rise in prices for liquefied gas have not abated. The rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, later the residents of the city were supported in many other settlements. By the evening of January 4, protests gripped most of the country. On January 5, protests intensified, security officials opened fire on the protesters, there are victims, their exact number is not called.
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