Protests broke out in Kazakhstan in early January, which turned into mass riots. In response to the situation, President Kasim Umart Tokayev asked the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for help. In response, Russia sent troops to Kazakhstan as “peacekeepers”.
Lavrov: It was a real disgrace
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, citing TASS, commented on the events in Kazakhstan. “Of course it was a terrifying experience to see massacres, houses burned, police chiefs cut off and the way rioters and terrorists treated journalists,” he said.
Lavrov accused the West and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe of dealing too slowly with the situation in Kazakhstan. – It was a real disgrace. In such cases, the reasons for what happened should be disclosed – he made an assessment.
Speaking in a similar vein, Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, criticized the OSCE for “outrageous indifference” to the riots in Kazakhstan. – We wonder if the organization has an administrative office, and what about the administration? Is everyone celebrating the new year? – She said.
Rao warns of war
On January 1, Poland officially begins the annual presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. On Thursday, FM Zbigniew Raw He participated in the meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna. “The risk of war in the OSCE region is greater now than ever,” he said.
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