U.S. seeks answers from Kazakhstan on need for Russian-led troops By Reuters

U.S. seeks answers from Kazakhstan on need for Russian-led troops By Reuters
U.S. seeks answers from Kazakhstan on need for Russian-led troops © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Troops are seen at the main square where hundreds of people were protesting against the government, after authorities’ decision to lift price caps on liquefied petroleum gas, in Almaty, Kazakhstan January 6, 2022. REUTERS/Mariya Gordeyeva

By Doina Chiacu and Katharine Jackson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that Washington was seeking answers from Kazakhstan officials on why they needed to call in Russian-led security forces to resolve domestic unrest, and he denounced the government’s shoot-to-kill order.

“We have real questions about why they felt compelled to call this organization that Russia dominates,” Blinken said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” broadcast, adding that Kazakhstan should be able to deal with the protests peacefully. “We’re asking for clarification on that.”

Kazakhstan authorities said…

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