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10 January 2022, 15:18

CSTO peacekeeping capacity described as efficient following events in Kazakhstan

Stanislav Zas. An archive photo
Stanislav Zas. An archive photo

MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) - The experience of reacting to the events in Kazakhstan has proved that the CSTO has an efficient peacekeeping capacity, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said at a special session of the CSTO Collective Security Council to discuss the situation in Kazakhstan, BelTA has learned.

First of all, Stanislav Zas thanked all the heads of the CSTO states for their prompt work and rapid response to the developments in Kazakhstan, which made it possible to organize the deployment of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the shortest possible time. Now, according to him, all necessary measures have been taken for the peacekeeping operation. Stanislav Zas said that yesterday he spoke with Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, commander of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces, who said there were no problems that needed to be solved at the level of the leaders of the CSTO member-states.

“This is our first such operation [a peacekeeping mission in Kazakhstan]. We will analyze everything later. We will draw lessons and make conclusions. However, we can already make the most important conclusion. The peacekeeping potential (and mechanisms of its use), developed by our organization, really works and is able to perform its tasks,” the CSTO secretary general said.

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