14 Jan 2022 22:04

CSTO has recorded no conflicts between peacekeepers, Kazakh civilians - secretary general

MOSCOW. Jan 14 (Interfax) - The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has not recorded any conflicts between its troops and Kazakh civilians during the peacekeeping mission, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said.

"There has been no single conflict between our peacekeepers and the local population over these days," Zas said on the Rossiya-24 (VGTRK) television channel on Friday.

"The peacekeepers themselves were clearly aware while going there that they were going to a friendly country, that they were going not to fight," Zas said.

"There has been no interference in [Kazakhstan's] internal affairs," he said.

Zas said it would be too early to say that the situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized. "It would be premature to say that the situation in the country has stabilized," he said.

However, while a state of emergency is still in effect in some parts Kazakhstan, "a radical change has occurred" in the situation in the country, he said.