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The President of Kazakhstan, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, sought help from the Russian-led military alliance to quell large-scale protests.
After days of violent protests triggered by high oil prices, Kazakhstan’s cities seem to have returned to calm.
This issue has caused long-term dissatisfaction with the inequality, corruption and lack of democracy in the former Soviet Republic.
The government called the protesters “terrorists” and demanded Russia-led military alliance To help stop the unrest.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev thanked Russian President Putin for sending 2,500 soldiers from the Regional Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
On Friday, Tokayev ordered the Kazakh security forces Shot without warning Suppress the national uprising.
So, what will Moscow gain from this intervention?
How are the calls of the Kazakh people for political change now?
host: Mohamed Jamjom
Cholpon Orozobekova – Director of Bulan Institute for Peace and Innovation
Maxim Sukov-Russian Policy and Foreign Affairs Expert of the Russian Council of International Affairs
Theresa Fallon-Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies in Russia