OREANDA-NEWS. Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov called on the deputies not to interfere with the sending of Kyrgyz servicemen to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping forces. He announced this on his Facebook page.

According to him, the peacekeepers are being sent to Kazakhstan not to “shoot at the Kazakh brothers”.

“We are confident that our soldiers, who did not shoot at their own people, will not shoot at our Kazakh brothers. On the contrary, we are sending them to help build stability, ”he wrote.

Earlier, the co-chairman of the Fair Russia - For Truth party, deputy Sergei Mironov, proposed leaving the CSTO peacekeeping contingent in Kazakhstan on a permanent basis.

On January 5, against the background of pogroms in Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev appealed to the heads of the CSTO states with a request for assistance.

In Kazakhstan, riots started on January 2 in the city of Zhanaozen, Mangistau Oblast, because of the rise in the price per liter of liquefied gas to 120 tenge (about 21 rubles). Before, a liter of gas cost 60 tenge. Two days later, clashes between protesters and the police and the military started in Almaty and in some other cities.