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Russia-led block sending “peacekeeping forces” to Kazakhstan

Military amalgams from six former Soviet countries have sent “peacekeepers” to Kazakhstan, stating that anxiety was caused by “external interference.”

Energy-rich Kazakhstan faces the greatest crisis in decades after protesters struck government buildings against rising fuel prices. (AFP)

The chairman of the alliance said the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) of the former Soviet Union would send a “peacekeeping force” to Kazakhstan, which was struck by anxiety.

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Thursday that the CSTO had decided to send a “collective peacekeeping force” to the former Soviet Union “for a limited time to stabilize and normalize the situation in the country.” Caused by “external interference”.

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Earlier, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev said his country had been attacked by “terrorists” after a massive protest confused the country and sought help from a Russian-led military alliance. Stated.

The energy-rich Kazakhstan, long seen as the most stable of the former Soviet Republic of Central Asia, is the largest in decades after protesters of rising fuel prices struck government buildings. I was facing a crisis.

President Tokaev said he had appealed to the CSTO, including five other former Soviet countries, to fight a “terrorist group” claiming to have been “extendedly trained abroad.”

“They are confiscating buildings and infrastructure, and most importantly, the site where small weapons are located,” he said in a speech to the country earlier Thursday.

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He added that they commanded five planes at the airport in Almaty, the country’s largest city, and said the Kazakh Air Defense Force was engaged in a “stubborn battle” near the city.

“I will act as tough as possible … together we will overcome this black era in the history of Kazakhstan,” he said.

Anger over the New Year’s rise in the price of liquefied petroleum gas, which is widely used to fuel cars in the western part of the country, has spread protests to 19 million people nationwide this week.

Given the vast energy reserves of Kazakhstan, an oil and gas exporter, thousands of people went to the streets of the western states of Almaty and Mangystau, saying that rising prices were unfair.

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Source: TRT World and distributors

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