The increase in the army’s combat potential will occur due to the creation of the necessary set of troops, weapons and equipment in strategic directions.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev changed the country’s military doctrine. In particular, he ordered to increase the “combat potential” of the Kazakh army and strengthened the territorial defense system. It is reported by Informburo.
In particular, the increase in the army’s combat potential will occur due to the creation of the necessary set of troops, weapons and equipment in strategic directions. In the army of Kazakhstan, units have already been created to organize counteractions to information-psychological and cyber attacks.
It is added that territorial defense will be integrated into the overall military security system. To do this, they created a control body for the army’s defense.
In addition, to increase the mobility of troops, measures are being taken to develop the infrastructure of the National Guard of Kazakhstan. As part of mobilization preparations, measures are being taken to transfer the country’s economy to wartime potentially.
- On July 25, the WSJ published an article stating that Kazakhstan had decided to increase its defense budget by as much as 441 billion tenges (about $918 million) to increase the country’s military reserves.
- Compulsory study of the Russian language was canceled in schools in Kazakhstan from September 1, and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev refused to speak Russian, and preferred Kazakh.
- On October 3, a spokesman for the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Aibek Smadiyarov, said that the countries that are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization would not participate in Russia’s war against Ukraine since this “does not fall within the organization’s area of responsibility.”
- On October 5, it became known that the Russian Federation demanded that the authorities of Kazakhstan expel Ukraine’s Ambassador Petr Vrublevsky because of the words about the murder of Russians. Astana rejected Moscow’s demand.