12 Jan. 2022 14:35
According to Russian policy expert Pavel Feldman, the peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization prevented a color revolution in Kazakhstan. The alliance has therefore proven to be more effective than NATO.
The deployment of the peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) prevented a color revolution in Kazakhstan, said Russian political scientist Pavel Feldman on Belarusian television.
According to the expert, the US, NATO or Turkey could have been behind the attempted coup in Kazakhstan. Feldman also did not rule out the possibility of radical Islamist influence, stating that these powers could have acted “with the tacit consent of Western states” or even “coordinated” their activities with Washington. A catastrophe was prevented thanks to the CSTO peacekeeping forces. Feldman literally:
“So it turns out that the armed forces of the CSTO have shown today how relevant and necessary this organization is and that, for the first time in world history, a color revolution could be prevented thanks to the cooperation of the countries that make up this alliance.”
Accordingly, the political scientist came to the conclusion that the CSTO had proven its high effectiveness in contrast to NATO:
“You have to be able to accept both victories and defeats. Apparently what happened in Kazakhstan is a victory for the post-Soviet space, a victory for Russia, Belarus and the legitimate government of Kazakhstan over the collective West.”
At the beginning of the year, massive protests broke out in Kazakhstan over significant price increases for liquefied natural gas, which is largely used as fuel in the country. Violent clashes with police broke out in some cities. In response, the president dissolved the government and introduced state control of the prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas for 180 days. Even so, the Kazakh security forces failed to bring the situation under control.
On January 5, President Toqayev asked the CSTO to send collective peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan. These are to be used for a limited period of time to stabilize the situation in the country. The Kazakh President plans to shortly present a reform plan to improve the living conditions of the citizens in order to meet the demands of the protesters.
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