Russian military in Kazakhstan armed with AK-12 assault rifles

The collective forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization have completed their deployment in Kazakhstan. This was announced by the commander of the CSTO peacekeepers, the commander of the airborne forces of the Russian army, Colonel-General Andrei Serdyukov.

One of the last aircraft that arrived in Kazakhstan from January 6 to 9 was the Il-76 VTA RF, which landed at the Baikonur airfield. Thus, the Russian military took under protection a strategically important facility.

It is noteworthy that, unlike the personnel of the CSTO allies' contingents, Russian officers are armed with new 12 AK-2020 assault rifles, as evidenced by a video published by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Against this background, official Washington demanded that Nur-Sultan explain the participation of the military from the CSTO countries in putting things in order in Kazakhstan. This statement was made by the head of the State Department Anthony Blinken.

We have real questions about why they were forced to turn to this organization, which is dominated by Russia. We need clarification on this

- quoted the diplomat by the CNN TV channel.
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  1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 9 January 2022 20: 34
    The rationale for entering different contingents is rather flimsy:
    the external enemy did not attack, there seemed to be no threat to territorial integrity. It turns out that Russia, Belarus helped the Kazakhs to kill each other.
    1. silinigo_2 Offline silinigo_2
      silinigo_2 (Igor Silin) 9 January 2022 22: 17
      They train ... against their citizens.
    2. alspas Offline alspas
      alspas (Alexander) 10 January 2022 20: 35
      Preparation of unrest, to put it mildly, from abroad, coordination also from abroad, why not an external enemy?
  2. Ivan Voronich Offline Ivan Voronich
    Ivan Voronich (Ivan Voronich) 10 January 2022 02: 09
    We need clarification on this

    And who are you to report to you?
  3. Ursus maritimus Offline Ursus maritimus
    Ursus maritimus 10 January 2022 08: 47
    Armageddonych answered all these questions clearly, clearly and understandably.
  4. Put_NIK Offline Put_NIK
    Put_NIK (Andrey) 10 January 2022 16: 52
    In general, it’s a pig's business for them who and where entered. Pancake plugs in each barrel. It would be better to keep track of their genders, who how and where with whom.
  5. viktortarianik Offline viktortarianik
    viktortarianik (Victor) 10 January 2022 17: 47
    Help who knows. The article says that Russian officers are armed with AK-12 assault rifles. The question is - are all Russian peacekeepers officers? If not all, what kind of machine guns do the soldiers have? If the soldiers are different, then why the inconsistency?
    1. daniil.zinatulin (Daniil Zinatulin) 10 January 2022 21: 34
      ak-74m is difficult to replace because there are a great many of it in warehouses, so ordinary military personnel are content with the AK-74, and already special units such as the Airborne Forces or the same peacekeepers receive fresh samples of weapons
    2. swan49 Offline swan49
      swan49 (Alexander) 11 January 2022 15: 59
      In this text, "officers" is a mistake by the author. Most likely, they copied and pasted from some foreign text after machine translation and, without thinking, pasted it in. It is possible that in the original they were "contractors", since there are no conscripts in the MS.