Commander of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Armed Forces, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov, will lead the Russian military sent within the framework of the CSTO mission in Kazakhstan. reported in the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
From his biography knownthat he was a participant in the First and Second Chechen Wars, the march of the combined battalion of the Airborne Forces on Pristina and the Russian military operation in Syria. In 2014, he took part in the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation.
In the transfer of military personnel to Kazakhstan, 75 Russian military transport aircraft are involved. Units of the 45th Special Forces Brigade of the Airborne Forces, the 98th Airborne Division of the Airborne Forces and the 31st Separate Brigade of the Airborne Forces were sent there.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian military helped Kazakhstani law enforcement agencies to take full control of the airport in Almaty.