Russian paratroopers arrive in Kazakhstan as unrest continues

Former Soviet states respond to pleas from Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as he tries to regain control“Peacekeeping forces” from a Russia-led military alliance will be sent to Kazakhstan to help the country’s president regain control, it was announced on Wednesday night, as violent clashes continued after fuel price rises triggered widespread protests.Armenia’s

Moscow-led ‘peacekeeping’ alliance enters country amid violent clashes between protesters, police and armyKazakhstan unrest: what are the protests about?Russian paratroopers have arrived in Kazakhstan as part of a “peacekeeping” mission by a Moscow-led military alliance to help the president regain control of the country, according to Russian news agencies.Kazakhstan’s president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, asked for the intervention from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) – an alliance made up of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – late on Wednesday and it was swiftly approved.

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