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Tajikistan/Kazakhstan: Russian Armed Forces units arrive in Zhambyl region for CSTO exercise
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Tajikistan/Kazakhstan: Russian Armed Forces units arrive in Zhambyl region for CSTO exercise

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September 29, 2022 at 14:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian army units arrived in the Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, ahead of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) joint exercises; 'Interaction-2022', 'Search-2022' and 'Echelon-2022'.

The footage released on Wednesday shows the Tajik airfield of Gissar, with personnel and military equipment transported by an II-76 aircraft to the exercise area. At the same time, brigades arrived at the Matybulak training range by rail, from the Kemerovo and Samara regions.

The CSTO’s joint press office stated that the servicemen will practice "the issues of preparation and conduct of a joint operation for <…> an armed conflict in the Central Asian region".

"It is planned that the total number of participants in the exercises in Kazakhstan will be more than 6,500 people and more than 850 units of military and special equipment, including aircraft, helicopters and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles," it added.

The exercises are held in the Zhambyl and Almaty regions of Kazakhstan between September 26 to October 8. The main phase of the exercise will take place from October 3-7, at the Matybulak training range.

The CSTO consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, with only Armenia not participating in these drills.

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Russian army units arrived in the Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, ahead of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) joint exercises; 'Interaction-2022', 'Search-2022' and 'Echelon-2022'.

The footage released on Wednesday shows the Tajik airfield of Gissar, with personnel and military equipment transported by an II-76 aircraft to the exercise area. At the same time, brigades arrived at the Matybulak training range by rail, from the Kemerovo and Samara regions.

The CSTO’s joint press office stated that the servicemen will practice "the issues of preparation and conduct of a joint operation for <…> an armed conflict in the Central Asian region".

"It is planned that the total number of participants in the exercises in Kazakhstan will be more than 6,500 people and more than 850 units of military and special equipment, including aircraft, helicopters and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles," it added.

The exercises are held in the Zhambyl and Almaty regions of Kazakhstan between September 26 to October 8. The main phase of the exercise will take place from October 3-7, at the Matybulak training range.

The CSTO consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan, with only Armenia not participating in these drills.