– As for the intervention of the Joint Security Agreement (CSTO), we have questions about the nature of the request for this intervention. Why did it happen? Kazakh authorities seem to have the ability to respond to protests and do so in a way that respects the rights of protesters, Blingen said.
“I think as a lesson in recent history, if the Russians are in your home, sometimes it is very difficult to evict them,” said the head of US diplomacy.
The government is brutally suppressing the protests in Kazakhstan
On Thursday, CSTO troops, mainly from Russia, were sent to Kazakhstan at the request of President Kasym-martomart Tokayev. Djokovic called for help in connection with the “external occupation” of the days-long violent protests in the country.
Struggle erupted on Sunday. Initially, they operated against rising fuel prices, but later protesters put forward broader demands: democratization and the fight against inequality and corruption in resource-rich Kazakhstan. During the protests, slogans were raised against the former president, 81-year-old Narsultan Nazarbayev, who handed over his post to Tokyo in 2019, but retained widespread influence in the country with his family.
Violent protests are taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city. On Wednesday, protesters stormed City Hall, the Presidential Palace and the airport. On Thursday, they were evacuated by security forces who used guns against protesters. News agencies and local media reported that dozens had been killed and hundreds injured.
Sources: PAP, Onet
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