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The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Sends Peacekeepers to Kazakhstan

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Sends Peacekeepers to Kazakhstan
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Multilateral peacekeeping forces have begun arriving in Kazakhstan to stop the violent uprisings and stabilize the situation.
Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss Kazakhstan. Multilateral peacekeeping forces have begun arriving in Kazakhstan to stop the violent uprisings and stabilize the situation. The troops include security and protection for Russia's space center and related facilities.
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