So far, Kazakh authorities have not named a single militant who has received training abroad or who has participated in riots or coup d’etat attempts. The only foreigner who admitted to participating in violent actions, ended up a famous Kyrgyz jazz musician who came to Almaty on tour and was detained by Kazakhstani security forces. In a video broadcast by Kazakhstan’s state television, he admitted to being paid to take part in the protests; however, there were obvious signs of beatings on his face. After a note of protest sent by Kyrgyzstan to Kazakhstan, the musician was released; he returned to his homeland. Nobody has provided any other evidence of foreign participation.
But the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Russia Ermek Kosherbayev on the air of the YouTube channel “Soloviev LIVE” in response to the host’s question about the participation in the events of certain centers located in Poland, France and Ukraine, noticed:
“I cannot say that there is a clear interference, as such it is not. If it is, then at the ideological level, or maybe someone is trying there, all kinds of centers … Officially, at the state level, of course, nothing like that happens. “
According to the ambassador, foreign states have a complete understanding of the essence of what is happening, and any interference from abroad can only be found in the blogosphere, where there were some “reminders” about how the protesters should act. But then he makes a reservation:
“It is already very difficult to regulate this, to say ‘let’s stop’. Everyone expresses their opinion, everyone has their own position on this issue. “
So it remains unclear what the external “aggression” against Kazakhstan is expressed in (this term was used several times by the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev at the CSTO session), which became the formal basis for the introduction of the CSTO “peacekeepers”.