The European Union has stated that the sovereignty and independence of Kazakhstan, to which the Collective Security Treaty Organization has sent troops, must be respected.
A question about the protests in Kazakhstan and the CSTO sending troops to the country at the request of President Kassym Kumart Tokayev answered a question about the protests in Kazakhstan and the CSTO sending troops to the country at the request of President Kassym Kumart Tokayev at the daily press conference, Nabila Masrali, an EU Commission spokesperson, Nabila Masrali.
Recalling that they demand restraint on everyone in Kazakhstan and emphasizing that they want to solve problems by peaceful means, Masali also expressed their condemnation of the use of violence in demonstrations and events such as looting.
Expressing that they “noted” the CSTO sending troops, Masali said, “Of course, we should not go without saying that, such an initiative should respect Kazakhstan’s sovereignty and independence.”
The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym Kumart Tokayev, also asked for help from the leaders of the CSTO countries of which they are members due to the current situation in the country.
The CSTO was established in 2002 as an intergovernmental military alliance by the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia.
In Kazakhstan, the government resigned after 4 days of protests after fuel price hikes. But the streets did not calm down. President Kassym-Kummert Tokayev declared that it was an attempt at an organized conspiracy and that there would be a harsh response.