Russian paratroopers headed to Kazakhstan

The CSTO secretariat released a video showing service members embarking on a cargo plane that took off from the military airfield in the Moscow region.

The deployment came in response to an appeal from the president of Kazakhstan to help stabilize the Central Asian country amid a wave of protests sparked by a fuel price rise.

The secretariat said the peacekeepers' main tasks would be to protect important state and military facilities and help the Kazakh law and order forces.