“Maidan technologies” were used to organize riots in Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin said. According to him, he fully agrees with Tokayev's words about the attack on the country by those who took advantage of the protests
In Kazakhstan, the organizers of the riots used Maidan technologies. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a speech at an extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council, broadcast by RBK.
“ Elements of force information support of protests inherent in Maidan technologies were actively used, '' & mdash; said the Russian leader. Organized and well-managed groups of militants whose actions should be assessed as an attack on Kazakhstan were the results of training in terrorist camps abroad, he added.
According to Putin, it was necessary to react to the current situation without delay in order to prevent the undermining of the current government.
The Russian President also stressed that the “ threat to Kazakhstani statehood '' arose not because of spontaneous protests caused by the rise in fuel prices, but because the situation was “ taken advantage of by destructive internal and external forces. ''
“ Those people who spoke [about] the situation on the gas market, & mdash; these are one people, and they have the same goals, and those who took up arms, attacked the state, this is & mdash; completely different people, and they have different goals '', & mdash; Putin said.
Speaking at the CSTO online summit, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev said earlier that the events of recent days in the country were the result of the efforts of a group of international terrorists. According to him, this is also indicated by the “ characteristic handwriting '' their actions when the attackers took the bodies of the dead and took them out of the morgues. Tokayev also said that Kazakhstan will provide evidence of this version to the international community upon completion of the investigation.
In his speech, Tokayev also said that an attempted coup d'etat had been made in Kazakhstan, preparations for which had been going on for the previous several years. “ Under the guise of spontaneous protests, a wave of riots unfolded. As if on a single command, religious radicals, criminals, notorious bandits, looters and petty hooligans appeared & lt; … & gt; We are talking about an attempted coup '', & mdash; Tokayev said.
Protests, prompted by a two-fold increase in fuel prices, began in Kazakhstan on January 2, with rallies in the west of the republic, in the cities of Zhanaozen and Atyrau. Then unrest began in Alma-Ata, Aktobe, Taldykorgan and other cities of the country, they began to be accompanied by clashes with the police. Despite the authorities' promise to reduce fuel prices, the protests continued, the protesters put forward political demands, including demanding ex-President Nursultan Nazarbayev's withdrawal from politics.
President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev dismissed the government. On January 5, an emergency regime was introduced throughout the republic. Tokayev also headed the Security Council of Kazakhstan & mdash; it was this position that Nazarbayev held after his resignation from the presidency and promised that he would soon come up with “ new proposals for political transformation ''
In the evening of the same day, Tokayev asked for support from partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which, in addition to Kazakhstan, includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The members of the association sent peacekeepers to the country to ensure the protection of key infrastructure facilities.
On January 10, the mayor of Almaty, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, announced the normalization of the city's life, which became the epicenter of unrest and looting.
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