The Russian Federation views the recent events in Kazakhstan as an outside-inspired attempt to undermine the country’s security and integrity. This follows from the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry in connection with the decision of the CSTO to send peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan.
The document notes that the Russian Federation “supported the adoption of urgent measures in connection with the rapid degradation of the internal political situation and the growth of violence in Kazakhstan,” thereby confirming its adherence to the obligations under the CSTO.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that Moscow views the recent events in Kazakhstan “as an attempt, inspired from the outside, to violently, using trained and organized armed formations, to undermine the security and integrity of the state.”
The foreign diplomatic department noted that Russia will continue consultations with Kazakhstan and its allies in the CSTO to assist the counter-terrorist operation in the country.
Moscow is interested in the early restoration of normal life in Kazakhstan, the Russian Foreign Ministry summed up.
On January 2, protest actions began in Kazakhstan – in a number of cities in the Mangistau region, residents took to the streets demanding to reduce fuel prices, which have doubled since the new year. Subsequently, the protests spread to other cities in Kazakhstan. In the evening of January 5, a state of emergency was introduced throughout Kazakhstan, and an anti-terrorist special operation began in Alma-Ata.
The President of the Republic Tokayev turned to the CSTO partner countries for help. At present, the advanced units of the CSTO have begun to carry out tasks in Kazakhstan.