What is OTSC, the military alliance that allows Russia to intervene in Kazakhstan?
© Via Reuters - Collective Security Treaty Organ Russian paratroopers board for Kazakhstan on a military base near Moscow, January 6, 2022. Since Thursday, Russian troops are hurried to Kazakhstan at the request of the Government of Kazakhstan. Framework of the OTSC Defense Mechanism, the Organization of the Collective Safety Treaty, a kind of "mini-NATO" under Russian influence. Explanations.
Kazakhstan-Events-Russia-Armee: the strengths of the Russian coalition begin their withdrawal of Kazakhstan © Reuters / Pavel Mikheyev The forces of the Russian coalition begin withdrawal from the Kazakhstan
Almaty (Reuters) - The armed coalition taken by Russia began withdrawing its troops from Kazakhstan Thursday after a week of mobilization to stabilize this Central Asian country, shaken by violent demonstrations against the government.
At the request of President Kazakh, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Moscow had sent the last Thursday of the troops to help the power of the former Soviet Republic to restore order under the organization of the Collective Safety Treaty (OTSC ), which links Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Kazakhstan: More than 5,000 people have been arrested since the beginning of the riots
The country has been shaken this week by an unprecedented revolt since its independence in 1989. © provided by FranceInfo The authorities attempt to contain the riots At Kazakhstan . More than 5,000 people were arrested in the largest Central Asian country, reported on Sunday, January 9, quoting the authorities.
The Kazakh authorities said Sunday have stabilized the situation and finished what they called for a "anti-terrorism operation" in most of the country.
"Thanks to your coming, Kazakh military and security forces have been able to carry out their immediate task of offenders' location and detention," said Vice Minister Kazakh Defense, Mukhamedzhan Talasov, forces. OTSC at an organized ceremony Thursday in Almaty, the largest city in the country.
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we do not know how many soldiers withdraw from Kazakhstan on the whatever 2.500 sent by the OTSC. The organization indicated Wednesday that the contingent of the order would put ten days to disengage completely.
Kazakhstan: Nearly 8000 arrests after riots, the Russian intervention "soon" finished
© Pavel Mikheyev Almaty (Kazakhstan), this Monday. The Kazakh flag is in Bern on the building of the town hall partly destroyed. Reuters / Pavel Mikheyev Nearly 8000 people were arrested after a week of riots in Kazakhstan, announces Monday the government. They have been marked by an implacable repression, which made dozens of video deaths: in Kazakhstan, what images show riots and their repression (the world) Your Browser does not support this video .
The OTSC forces have initially been deployed in the Nursultan capital, away from the hot spots of the revolt, before being assigned to the protection of some key infrastructures in Almaty, such as large power plants .
The manifestations, initially peaceful and motivated by the sharp increase in the price of fuels, have degenerated in several major cities. Some protesters engaged in security forces, burning government buildings and looting stores.
The authorities arrested nearly 10,000 people and stated that some of the attackers were foreigners trained by Islamist activists, which justified the intervention of the OTSC in the eyes of President Tokayev.
Kazakhs criticized this decision, as well as the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who said Kazakhstan could have trouble getting rid of Russian troops after allowing them to enter.
Kassim-Jomart Tokayev said that no foreign troupe stayed in his country after January 23rd.
(Reporting Olzhas Auyezov and Mariya Gordeyeva, French version Laetitia Volga, edited by Sophie Louet)
Kazakhstan: more than 450 arrests for terrorism and mass disorders after the violence that shook the country .
in total, 970 people accused of theft, public disorders or illegal possession of weapons were arrested as part of the investigations open after these violence. © Provided by FranceInfo The Kazakh authorities announced on Saturday 22 January, having arrested more than 450 people for terrorism and mass disorders, after the deadly riots that shook this Central Asian country.