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Lukashenka revealed the details of the preparation of the CSTO operation KXan 36 Daily News

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Some details of the preparations for the recent CSTO operation in Kazakhstan were revealed on Saturday by Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the peacekeeping contingent that completed their mission in this country, the press service of the head of state reports.

According to the Belarusian leader, “the entire operation, down to the details, was developed by the two presidents – Russia and Belarus – within one hour. hours, the first planes flew to Kazakhstan. Everything was done quickly and decisively, without hesitation,” Lukashenka detailed the preparations for the mission.

Mass protests in Kazakhstan began in the early days of the new year, when residents of Zhanaozen and Aktau in the west of the country opposed the doubling of prices for liquefied gas. Later, the protests spread to other cities, including the former capital and largest city of the republic, Alma-Ata, where militants attacked government offices, took weapons, looted and looted.

In response, the authorities declared a state of emergency throughout the country and launched a counter-terrorism operation. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic, 17 Kazakh security officials were killed, more than 1.3 thousand were injured.

Ten days ago, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev dismissed the government and headed the Security Council. Already at its first meeting, he described the situation in the republic as undermining the integrity of the state and said that he had asked for help from the CSTO “in overcoming the terrorist threat.”

In turn, the Collective Security Council quickly decided to send collective peacekeeping forces to the Commonwealth country to normalize the situation. On January 7, he confirmed that the terrorists, including those who arrived from abroad, continue to resist, and promised to destroy those who did not lay down their arms. In addition, the president noted that all the demands of citizens, expressed in peaceful forms, were heard.

Thursday, January 13, was announced on the successful completion of the CSTO mission.

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