OREANDA-NEWS. Law and order in Kazakhstan will be restored through the efforts of the local authorities, the task of the CSTO forces is to help Nur-Sultan ensure security, said Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

"The CSTO units should protect state and military facilities, as well as provide assistance to law enforcement agencies. But the restoration of law and order in the country should ultimately happen thanks to the Kazakh authorities. Our task is to help them to help preserve the country. having done everything possible to ensure its "security, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty" (meaning a quote from the Collective Security Treaty), "Kosachev wrote on Facebook.

According to the politician, the CSTO peacekeeping operation became a necessary measure that could have been avoided if Kazakhstani protesters had not gone to extremist extremes and began to behave illegally.

"The operation is legitimate, both in accordance with the domestic legislation of the CSTO member states and with the norms of international law, although it is easy to guess how it will be perceived by those external forces who would dream of having a different power in Kazakhstan," Kosachev said.

The Senator noted that the Collective Security Treaty, as well as the CSTO Charter, were once ratified by Russia. He is sure that this circumstance implies the absence of the need for additional decisions on the part of the Russian parliament on the use of the Russian contingent in the framework of the peacekeeping operation.