Recognition of Crimea and deployment of military bases: Russia put forward conditions in exchange for “aid” to Kazakhstan

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 Recognition of Crimea and deployment of military bases: Russia put forward conditions in exchange for

The Russian Federation set a condition for Kazakhstan to send military to the country, the media write.

In exchange for help Kazakhstan to suppress the protests in the country by the forces of the CSTO, Russia has put forward a number of conditions. Astana should recognize the occupied Crimea as Russian territory.

This is reported by the Turkish edition Akit.

President Kasim-Jomart Tokayev, speaking on the national channel Habar 21, confirmed that he had asked the presidents of the CSTO member states (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus and Armenia) to help restore order in the country.

“I met with leaders of the organization's member states. I asked them to help Kazakhstan overcome this terrorist threat … I look forward to quick steps to ensure security, “Tokayev said in his address.

After this statement by President Tokayev, as Akit writes, Russia has put forward certain conditions to help Kazakhstan: the recognition of the annexation of Crimea, the return of the status of the second official language to the Russian language, the deployment of Russian military bases on the country's territory, as well as the granting of autonomy for the Russian population of Kazakhstan.

As you know , protests have continued in Kazakhstan since January 1. The formal reason was the increase in gas prices, the country's authorities partially made concessions, but later the situation changed. On the night of January 5, the protests escalated into clashes between protesters and the police, during the day the Internet and communications were partially absent in the country.

Later, President Tokayev introduced a state of emergency throughout the territory Kazakhstan and held talks with the Presidents of the Russian Federation and Belarus Putin and Lukashenko. On the night of January 6, he announced that he had appealed to the heads of state of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization – ed.) To assist Kazakhstan in overcoming this terrorist threat. ”

On January 6, it became known that “peacekeepers” were sent to Kazakhstan from the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (OKGB).

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