President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that he considers the appeal to the partners of the Collective Security Treaty Organization “appropriate and timely.” According to him, “terrorist gangs” are taking control of large infrastructure facilities in the country.
“Relying on the collective security treaty, today I turned to the heads of the CSTO states to help Kazakhstan overcome this terrorist threat. In fact, this is no longer a threat, it is an undermining of the integrity of the state and, most importantly, an attack on our citizens, who ask me, as the head of state, to urgently help them, ”he said.
Currently, the CSTO includes six states – Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.
The CSTO is a regional international organization whose proclaimed goals are “to strengthen peace, international and regional security and stability, to collectively protect the independence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of member states, the achievement of which the member states give priority to political means.”
For the fourth day in Kazakhstan, protests caused by a sharp rise in prices for liquefied gas have not abated. The rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, later the residents of the city were supported in many other settlements. By the evening of January 4, protests, to which most people come out with political demands, gripped most of the country.
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