Events in Arys indicate serious problems in armed forces - Tokayev
Astana. September 3. KazTAG - President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has indicated serious problems in the armed forces following the events in Arys, Akorda reports.
"We are facing a big task of reformation of combativity of the army on the base of new concept. The events in Arys have shown that there are serious problems in the armed forces. There is a need to bring order in all the military expenses, to strengthen financial and common discipline in the army," he said in the message to the people of Kazakhstan on Monday.
"It is necessary to enhance prestige of the military service, material maintenance of the armed forces," he added.
"Our army of trained, loyal officers and military personnel should be prepared to repel threats to the country's security in the new geopolitical realities,” he said.
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