On May 24, 2022, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikian, a meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization was held via videoconferencing.
The defense ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Lieutenant General Viktor Khrenin), of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov), of the Kyrgyz Republic (Lieutenant General Baktybek Bekbolotov), of the Russian Federation (Army General Sergey Shoygu), of the Republic of Tajikistan (Colonel General Sherali Mirzo), as well as the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas and the Head of the CSTO Joint Staff - Colonel General Anatoly Sidorov participated in the meeting.
The CSTO Secretary General has informed the heads of CSTO member States on the completion of withdrawal of peacekeeping contingents from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan19.01.2022
There have been no casualities of personnel
On January 19, this year, the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas informed members of the CSTO Collective Security Council about the completion of the withdrawal of contingents of the Organization's Collective Peacekeeping Forces from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The telegram sent to the heads of States reads: "Pursuant to the CSTO Collective Security Council decision “On the completion of the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan”, the withdrawal of military contingents of CSTO member States from the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been completed and the units have arrived at their permanent deployment sites in an orderly manner and on time. There have been no casualities of personnel, weapons and military equipment”.
Stanislav Zas expressed gratitude to each member of the CSC for their personal participation in making critical collective decisions for the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Collective Security Treaty Organization, appreciation for coordinated and accurate actions, courage and combat skills of the peacekeeping contingents. "They carried out their tasks with dignity and honor during the peacekeeping operation in the Republic of Kazakhstan," the CSTO Secretary General noted.
Special appreciation was expressed to the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation and the Command of the Airborne Troops. The Kazakhstan was thanked for creating the necessary conditions for the deployment of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces.
Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov, commander of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Republic of Kazakhstan, arriving at the “Chkalovskiy” airfield in the Moscow Region after completing his mission, 1901.2022. Russian Ministry of Defense photo
The CSTO Press Secretary Vladimir Zaynetdinov