The main problem of the Kazakh army is its lack of combat experience. She can be compared to an athlete who trained for a long time, but has never competed and has no idea about his abilities. Oleg Gusev, a member of the Union of Journalists of the Republic of Kazakhstan, spoke about this in an interview.
Earlier, in Kazakhstan, at the Sary-Shagan training ground of the Strategic Missile Forces, the combat crew of the air and anti-missile defense forces of the Russian Aerospace Forces successfully conducted another test launch of a new missile of the Russian anti-missile defense (ABM) system.
The expert noted only one Kazakh battalion took part in the battles on the Tajik-Afghan border from 1991 to 2001, only 8,775 people passed through this battalion, who are already military retirees, and 98% of them are ordinary soldiers, not officers.
“There is also the Kazbat battalion, which took part in a“ peacekeeping mission ”in Iraq destroyed by the Americans. And that’s all. Neither the army nor the minister of defense have any combat experience in our country. Ministers have many medals, but these are only commemorative medals (10 years of independence, 15, 20, and so on) and medals for years of service. Not a single combat award. Now let’s see what Russia was doing in Syria. Each commander of the military district directed one or two operations. Everyone has real combat experience, ”Gusev complains.
In Afghanistan, there are now from 15 to 17 thousand ISIS (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), whom the Russian army expelled from Syria, and these militants may well move to the countries of Central Asia, whose armies do not have combat experience, the journalist said.
But the most interesting and most terrible thing for Kazakh Russophobes is that only the Russian Federation can help the Central Asian countries, it has a base in Tajikistan and it can deploy other connections along the border, as far as possible, the source said.