The Russian army is reportedly sending a large number of its soldiers to the Kazakhstan border to help with the reconstruction of the border town of Khasan, where Russian troops were deployed earlier this year.
According to Russian news outlet Sputnik, which cited a source in the Kazakh government, the deployment has resulted in an increase in Russian troop numbers and the establishment of an air base for the Russian airborne corps.
In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a deal with Kazakhstan to build a new border crossing into the Kazakh capital Astana and to upgrade the border crossing between Kazakhstan and Russia.
The agreement also included the transfer of the Krasnodar-Vostochny-Bazovsk border crossing to the Kazakh army.
The Kazakh government confirmed to the news outlet that the troops will be sent to Khasen to help in reconstruction efforts.
The border crossing has been a major transit point for people from Russia and Kazakhstan for decades.