Kazakhstan asks for help from Russia to quell ongoing protest

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told that he has requested a Russian-led defence bloc for assistance after falling flat to put an end to days of protests in the ex-Soviet state that have encountered state edifices set on fire and eight security staff recounted deceased. He needed Russia’s assistance in defeating what he called a "terrorist threat".Tokayev formulated a second televised dialogue in the space of a few hours as the Central Asian republic confronts the worst turmoil in more than a decade, originally accelerated by a fuel price surge. Russia-led union forces reached Kazakhstan on Thursday after increasingly turbulent and harsh protests swirled the nation for days and ensued in dozens of people claimed and hundreds wounded, according to authorities.

He interpreted as foreign-trained terrorist mobs were confiscating buildings, infrastructure and missiles. They had grabbed the grip of the airport in the largest city, Almaty, and five airliners there, comprising foreign planes, he said.

"It is no longer a threat, it is an undermining of the integrity of the state and most importantly it is an attack on our citizens who are asking me... to help them urgently," Tokayev asserted.

Tokayev announced he had requested the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military bloc of Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.


Fresh violence erupted in Kazakhstan's inner city on Thursday after Russia hurried in paratroopers overnight to quell a countrywide insurgency in the former Soviet state closely associated with Moscow.

Police in the inner city Almaty told they had smashed dozens of rebels overnight. State television indicated that at least 13 members of the defence forces had succumbed, comprising two found beheaded. The interior ministry told that approx 2,000 people had been imprisoned.

The secretariat of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation told that the avant-garde battalions of Russian paratroopers had entered Kazakhstan and had "already started up to fulfil their allocated tasks".As well as the Russians, the troop would comprise combatants from Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, it announced, without divulging the general size of the troop.


Kazakhstan, the ninth-largest nation in the world, shares a frontier with Russia to the north and China to the east and has vast oil stocks that render it strategically and economically significant. The Russian deployment was a venture by the Kremlin that immediate military troops could ensure its involvement in the oil and uranium generating Central Asian nation, by quickly taking down the worst turmoil in Kazakhstan's 30 years of independence. The rapid coming of Russian troops ascertained the Kremlin's technique of deploying troops to ensure its leverage in the ex-Soviet Union. Since late 2020, Moscow has supported the governor of Belarus in the face of a prominent rebellion, mediated to stop a war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and, to the West's surprise, flocked forces again near Ukraine, which Russia occupied eight years ago.

Russia told on Thursday it would discuss with Kazakhstan and other supporters on reasonable further strides to assist a “counter-terrorist” undertaking there and unblock significant infrastructure.

The Russian foreign ministry asserted in a statement: “We regard the recent events in a friendly country as an attempt, inspired from the outside, to undermine the security and integrity of the state by force, using trained and organized armed formations.”

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