There are concerns about the “Russian factor”
The people of Kazakhstan do not need military intervention by Russia, Polat Jamalov, president of the Moscow Kazakh Diaspora Foundation, said on the air of the Moscow Says radio. He noted that only Tokayev expects military assistance from Russia. He promised that the Kazakhs “will rise to defend the country” if a foreign armed contingent appears.
Photo: Still from video < p>“This is a natural occupation. If they give it the character that they appeared, ostensibly defending the Russians, it will be a nightmare, ”Jamalov stressed. In his opinion, Russians do not need such a “Russian world” in Kazakhstan. And the Kazakhs themselves will perceive military intervention as aggression.
At the same time, Jamalov for some reason sees the “hand of Moscow” in looting and destruction of buildings. “These are all prompts from all sides, including from Moscow. I have no doubt about that, ”he says. The head of the diaspora noted that in Kazakhstan the interests of several parties collided – Russia, the USA, Turkey and China. All this is geopolitics, he is convinced.
Meanwhile, the international community condemned the acts of violence and vandalism in Kazakhstan carried out by protesters who illegally seized weapons and engaged in looting. Russia's efforts to help the Kazakh authorities stabilize the situation are exclusively of a peacekeeping nature. And, apparently, the protest that gripped the republic came as a surprise to the Russian authorities. Kazakh nationalists, on the other hand, take advantage of the current situation to play on the basest feelings of the crowd.
Earlier it was decided to send the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO to Kazakhstan. It included formations from the Russian Federation, Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The introduction of peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan is fully consistent with the CSTO charter, it took place as a result of the appeal of the legitimate President of Kazakhstan Tokayev. The rioters destroyed the center of Almaty, ransacked shops, burned down the buildings of the akimat and television companies, and killed 13 security officials.