Russia announces troop withdrawal from Kazakhstan

The Russian Defense Ministry announced the return of troops from Kazakhstan, with the first aircraft arriving at Ivanovo-Severny airport in Ivanovo, Russia, on January 13. Russian troops will leave Kazakhstan by January 19, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said in a statement quoted by TASS. Kasakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called on Russia and other members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization – a NATO-like alliance of post-Soviet countries – to deploy a peacekeeping force in Kazakhstan after the outbreak of the January 2 protests. , shared by the Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday, shows a salute ceremony after returning from a flight. Credit: Russian Ministry of Defense via Storyful

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