Not available during Bishkek's greatest hour of need, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha and his team are now paying a visit. They are in the Kyrgyz capital to assess and assist, the CSTO website reports.
The group's main tasks are to assess the military-political situation in the Kyrgyz Republic and assist law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan in the aftermath of the riots.
The Moscow-led body refused Bishkek's requests for peacekeeping assistance when ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands.
Bordyuzha and co. will also visit Osh and Jalal-Abad, the southern cities hit hardest by the violence.
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