The President of Kazakhstan explained his decision by the fact that there are “terrorist gangs” trained abroad
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev called the “ appropriate and timely '' an appeal to partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Sputnik Kazakhstan reports.
Following the meeting in the capital of the country, Tokayev sent an appeal to the leaders of the CSTO countries with a request to support Kazakhstan in the current crisis. According to him, the task & mdash; overcome the 'terrorist threat.' According to him, we are talking about “ external aggression '', since we are talking about groups trained abroad.
“ This is an undermining of the integrity of the state and, most importantly, & mdash; this is an attack on our citizens & raquo;, & mdash; Tokayev said.
RBC sent a request to the CSTO.
In addition to Kazakhstan, the CSTO includes Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
In accordance with Art. 4 of the CSTO treaty, the parties to the agreement immediately provide assistance to a state that has been attacked from outside, including a military one. In accordance with Article 2, the parties to the agreement, in the event of a threat to security, stability, territorial integrity and sovereignty, immediately put into action the mechanism of joint consultations in order to coordinate their positions, develop and take measures to provide assistance. The decision to use the forces and means of the collective security system in accordance with the decision is made by the heads of state & ndash; participants, indicated in the document.
In the evening of January 5, the press service of the Belarusian president announced that Alexander Lukashenko had a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin and Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev. They discussed the crisis situation in Kazakhstan. The details of the conversation were not disclosed.
Against the background of rising prices for gas fuel for cars, on January 2, riots broke out in western Kazakhstan, which engulfed a significant part of the country. In the largest city in the country & mdash; Alma-Ata & mdash; protesters seized including the regional administration, the presidential residence and the airport.
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