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Joint briefing by the Commander of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov and Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Sultan Gamaletdinov

by Oui on Sun Jan 9th, 2022 at 07:43:55 PM EST
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The Russian forces have taken with them advanced Leer-3 electronic warfare system, which includes specially configured Orlan-10 drones, jamming devices, etc. Borders have been sealed. Flights from Almaty International airport had been suspended.
by Oui on Mon Jan 10th, 2022 at 12:40:01 PM EST
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by Oui on Tue Jan 11th, 2022 at 08:12:39 PM EST
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Commander Airborne Regiment is Colonel General Andrei Serdyukov who set up a Rapid Reaction Force after Donbas and Crimea.

Was the pressure on border with Ukraine a camouflage for the developments in Kazakhstan? There have been ethnic tensions for many years and as late as December. There have been pogroms along the border with Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan closes five of seven checkpoints on border with Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz authorities | Tass - Jan. 7, 2022 |

Almaty is a far eastern outpost city and a 4-6 hour drive from Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyrstan Travel by minibus shared taxi costs 400 Kyrgyz Som (US $5). Must be an indication of poverty and inexpensive fuel price.

by Oui on Mon Jan 10th, 2022 at 12:45:28 PM EST
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