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The aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces of Russia delivered 146 Russian citizens from Alma-Ata from the Almaty airfield (Republic of Kazakhstan) to Moscow.

Also, several foreign diplomats with their families were taken from Kazakhstan to the Chkalovsky airfield near Moscow by plane of the Russian Defense Ministry at the request of the embassies of Hungary and Austria.

Russian citizens brought to Russia by a military transport aircraft arrived in Alma-Ata for the New Year holidays, on tourist trips or were on a business trip. As a result of the aggravation of the situation and the closure of the Almaty international airport, Russian tourists remained in the city’s hotels. While in hotels and with relatives, they turned to the leadership of the Russian contingent of the peacekeeping forces with a request for help in transporting them to the territory of the Russian Federation.

The day before, 1489 Russian citizens were delivered from the Republic of Kazakhstan to Russia by military transport aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

In accordance with the decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council, adopted on January 6, 2022, the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization were sent to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited time to stabilize and normalize the situation.

They included units of the armed forces of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.

The main tasks of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO will be the protection of important state and military facilities, assistance to the forces of law and order of the Republic of Kazakhstan in stabilizing the situation and returning it to the legal field.

From the Russian Federation, subdivisions and military units of the Airborne Forces entered the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.

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