Putin holds talks with President of Kazakhstan and other Central Asian allies

06:25 PM

Friday 07 January 2022

Moscow – (dpa):

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has made contacts with allies in Central Asia to discuss the bloody unrest threatening the government in Kazakhstan, the Kremlin said on Friday.

According to the Russian Interfax news agency, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin had several telephone conversations with Kazakh President Kassym-Gumarat Tokayev.

He also discussed with other leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russian-dominated military alliance made up of a number of former Soviet republics.

The coalition says it has deployed about 250 soldiers to Kazakhstan at Tokayev’s request.

The country is in turmoil as public discontent over rising fuel prices turned into anti-government protests, some of them violent. Dozens of people have been killed or injured, according to the government.


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