The events in Kazakhstan came as a surprise to all the CSTO countries, but the participating countries duly responded to the challenge, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.
“It came as a surprise to everyone. If I am not mistaken, this came as a surprise both for the Kazakh side and for the CSTO. And for the Russian Federation it came as a surprise, ”said a Kremlin spokesman.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Kazakhstan faced a threat to its statehood, he also called the events in the republic an act of aggression, to which it was necessary to respond immediately. Putin stressed that during the riots in Kazakhstan, “Maidan technologies” were used.