Putin says Russia-led alliance will foil foreign plots to stoke unrest in Kazakhstan

Putin says Russia-led alliance will foil foreign plots to stoke unrest in Kazakhstan

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the recent protests in Kazakhstan was stoked by virulent internal and external forces, insisting that the Russia-led military alliance would not permit them to destabilize the country.

According to Press TV, in his remarks on Monday, Putin stressed that the latest unrest was not the first or the last attempt to interfere in the region and that the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) would not allow “color revolutions” to reemerge, referring to several foreign-sponsored upheavals in former Soviet republics over the last decade.

The Russian president also pointed out that the deployment of CSTO forces had thwarted a plot by armed groups to undermine the basis of power in Kazakhstan and that they would be pulled out following the completion of their mission.

Putin’s latest remarks on Kazakhstan came two days after he and his Kazakh counterpart, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, discussed steps to “restore order” in…

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