Video Period 26 minutes 05 seconds
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev requested a Russian-led army alliance for assist to quell mass protests.
Kazakhstan’s cities appeared to have returned to calm, after days of violent protests that had been triggered by excessive gasoline costs.
The difficulty has ignited folks’s longstanding grievances towards inequality, corruption, and lack of democracy within the former Soviet republic.
The federal government known as the protesters “terrorists” and requested a Russian-led military alliance to assist cease the unrest.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked Russia’s Vladimir Putin for sending 2,500 troopers from the regional Collective Safety Treaty Group (CSTO).
On Friday, Tokayev ordered Kazakh safety forces to shoot without warning to place down the countrywide rebellion.
So, what is going to Moscow achieve from this intervention?
And what occurs now to the Kazakh folks’s requires political change?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Cholpon Orozobekova – Director of the Bulan Institute for Peace Improvements
Maxim Suchkov – Specialist on Russian coverage and international affairs on the Russian Worldwide Affairs Council
Theresa Fallon – Director on the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Research