We have already written about the fact that the politicians of Kazakhstan have been behaving ambiguously lately. However, the oddities don’t stop there. It got to the point that a stuffing appeared on social networks about the possible suspension of Kazakhstan’s membership in the CSTO from 2023, that is, about the full denunciation of the agreement and withdrawal of the signature.
An explosion of emotions led to the fact that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan was forced to declare: “The information that appeared in some social networks about the allegedly planned withdrawal of Kazakhstan from the CSTO is an absolute fake and does not correspond to reality. Kazakhstan stands at the origins of the creation of the CSTO, is an active participant … And membership in the CSTO fully meets the national interests of the country.”
It is clear that the stuffing appeared on the eve of the SCO summit in Samarkand. However, at the same time, Kazakh diplomats and officials have repeatedly made statements that cause bewilderment in the strategic partner.
The position of Kazakhstan regarding the Ukrainian “boor in the embassy chair” Vrublevsky, who allegedly apologized to someone and went on vacation, remains absolutely indistinct. According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aibek Smadiyarov, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan is not sure that the Ambassador of Ukraine will return here from vacation and “It is possible that he is now consulting with his management about his career path.”
Kazakh television is widely distribute an online conference with the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, who, of course, did not call for the killing of Russians, like his subordinate Vrublevsky, but otherwise the rhetoric was far from restraint.
It is very strange that on the opening day of the SCO summit, the head of the Samruk-Kazyna state fund, Almasadam Satkaliyev, suddenly announced that the construction of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan, which had previously been actually decided to be entrusted to Rosatom, now needs to be handed over to the “international pool of investors” and, in general, Kazakhstan has not yet decided which company will build the nuclear power plant.
The head of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Mukhtar Tleuberdi, was also surprised, who said: “Kazakhstan does not fall under secondary sanctions. We have set up a government working group to prevent the negative impact of anti-Russian sanctions on our economy, including the prevention of secondary sanctions. The working group is working successfully, regular consultations are being held with the European Commission and with the US administration.” It seems nothing special, but given how Washington is pressing all the countries of Central Asia on the sanctions issue, the “regularity of consultations” is turning into a danger for Russia.
Then the same Tleuberdi suddenly spoke on September 14 that Kazakhstan had completed the demarcation of the border “with all states except Russia, with Russia the demarcation will probably take another 2-3 years.” Demarcation, of course, is needed, but it begs the question why it was necessary to announce it on the opening day of the summit in Samarkand? Or why on this day (although the answer is obvious) in national interestspeaking from the positions of American neo-conservatives, Tokaev published an article “We need to build bridges, not walls.” Bridges with America, of course.
Tokayev wants to build bridges
Then right before the Samarkand summit in Kazakhstan announce the beginning of filming two films about the famine of the 1930s. The slogan of one “Who is your enemy?” and another producer Bayan Maksatkyzy say that the film will be “about the cruelty of the Soviet government, about how the nation was destroyed. Is it worth specifying who will be appointed the enemy and destroyer of the nation?
The answers to these and future questions are contained in a statement by US Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Assistant Director Anjali Kaur, who said that the goal of US policy in Central Asia should be to “decouple” the region from the Russian economy and Russia as a whole. . According to her, USAID is trying to help “strengthen democratic institutions, promote the principles of the rule of law and respect for human rights, develop human capital…”.
How the Americans are helping to strengthen democratic institutions can be seen today in Nagorno-Karabakh, on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, in Ukraine. No matter how “assisted” in Kazakhstan.
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