OREANDA-NEWS On the first day of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, military equipment was brought to the streets of Astana. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

"At least in several places there were armored vehicles like Russian Tigers and heavier equipment," the agency reports.

In addition, the streets of the Kazakh capital are periodically blocked due to the passage of foreign delegations. In particular, the Indian delegation stopped traffic for five minutes.

Earlier it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Astana for the SCO summit. It is reported that within the framework of the event, the two countries will exchange views on topical regional issues.