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“Attempted coup” is defeated and CSTO troops leave “immediately”

President Tokaev declares the end of an “attempted coup” in an energetic Central Asian country and promises that Russian-led troops deployed to calm anxiety will return “immediately”.

President Tokaev said his security guards “never fired at peaceful demonstrators, nor did they.” (Reuters)

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev defeated a coup attempt during last week’s historic violence, blaming foreign militants on violence and deploying foreign troops to stabilize the country. He said he would move out “immediately”.

Mr Tokaev said on Monday that Russian-led troops were calling to calm anxiety, staying in the country only to protect strategic facilities, and returning “immediately”.

Central Asian countries have been upset by the worst violence in recent history caused by soaring fuel prices, but living in Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, has killed dozens of people. It seems that it returned to normal on Monday because I observed the day of mourning.

In a video conference with leaders from several former Soviet countries, Tokaev sought to seize power by “armed militants” using the background of protests that began with a rally over rising fuel prices. Said.

“It was a coup attempt,” he said.

Mr Tokaev spoke with European Council President Charles Michel late Monday, saying that radicals in Central Asia, Afghanistan and the Middle East are behind the anxiety.

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There is no “color revolution”

Moscow, which borders Kazakhstan, has repeatedly blamed anxiety over foreign troops.

On another phone call on Monday, Moscow spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergeĭ Viklov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Kazakhstan, emphasizing “concerns about foreign intervention.”

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the minister said “foreign mercenaries” were “involved in attacks on civilians and law enforcement officers and seized state agencies and other facilities.”

Following a request from Tokaev, the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has deployed troops and military hardware to the country.

There is growing concern that Moscow could take advantage of its mission to strengthen its influence in Kazakhstan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned last week that “when Russians enter your home, it can be very difficult to get them away.”

“A delegation of CSTO peacekeeping forces has been dispatched to Kazakhstan-and I want to emphasize this-for a limited time,” Putin said at a former Soviet leaders’ meeting on Monday.

He said the measures taken by the CSTO showed that its members would not allow the “so-called color revolution” to occur in the Russian backyard.

Putin added that the large-scale protests were “used by domestic and destructive forces from within the country.”

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Thousands were arrested

“We have never fired at peaceful demonstrators, nor have they fired,” Tokaev said at the meeting.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Information withdrew a statement stating that more than 164 people died of anxiety and blamed the publication for “technical mistakes.”

Officials previously said that 26 “armed criminals” had been killed and 16 guards had died.

A total of about 8,000 people were detained for interrogation on Monday, the Ministry of Interior said.

On Monday, the United States said Kazakhstan should respect legal protection and fair trial guarantees for those detained during the turmoil.

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