Germany stopped exporting defense weapons to Kazakhstan: what happened

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Germany stopped exporting defense weapons to Kazakhstan: what happened

In 2021, Germany issued 25 licenses for the supply of defense products to Kazakhstan with a total amount of about 2.2 million euros.

Against the background of protests in Kazakhstan, the German authorities decided to stop supplying military products to this country.

DW reports this.

The agencies do not report any details, except that the German authorities have already taken measures to stop the export of such goods to Kazakhstan. The decision was made after the President of Kazakhstan allowed the army to open fire on protesters without warning.

In 2021, Germany issued 25 licenses for the supply of defense products to Kazakhstan with a total amount of about 2.2 million euros. This is a small part of German exports.

Kazakhstan is not one of the main recipients of German defense products, but, as evidenced by the report of the Bonn International Conversion Center of December 2021, in recent years Germany has regularly supplied hunting and sporting rifles there. technical intelligence systems, light helicopters, as well as satellite and rocket fuel for the Baikonur cosmodrome.

In addition, Kazakhstan bought German pistols. In particular, the German company Sig Sauer supplied several hundred pistols for the security service of the ex-President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Aristan anti-terrorism unit.

We will remind you that protests from -for gas prices . In some cities, the police brutally detained protesters. The most violent clashes occurred on January 5, when marauders began to operate in the country .

President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev introduced a state of emergency on the territory of the entire country, and also applied to the CSTO with a request for military support. Since January 6, in Kazakhstan from the countries participating in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (OKGB), peacekeeping forces have begun to arrive.

Already on January 7 in the evening, the Kazakh authorities reported about taking control of cities and almost complete restoration of order .

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