Lukashenka announced the emergence of a mechanism to combat color revolutions

The success of the peacekeeping mission of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which ended in Kazakhstan, demonstrated the potential of the organization and the close allied ties of the participating countries. In addition, the success of the operation revealed an effective mechanism for combating color revolutions. This was announced on Saturday, January 15, at a meeting with a peacekeeping contingent that completed its mission in Kazakhstan, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced. BelTA reports his words.

“The success of your mission can be regarded as the emergence of an effective mechanism to combat the so-called color revolutions,” the head of state said, addressing the military. He stressed that the mission in Kazakhstan was the first time that the CSTO forces were actually used to ensure the security, stability and integrity of one of the participating states.

Lukashenka also said that the operational deployment of the CSTO forces eliminated the threat of destruction of the Kazakh state and ensured the stabilization of the situation. The joint efforts of the countries of the association showed the entire world the viability of the organization and “cooled the ardor of terrorists and extremists controlled from outside,” the president summed up.

Protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2 over a sharp increase in gas prices for cars. By January 5, rallies in Kazakhstan turned into riots. In Almaty, shops, banks were looted, the airport building, police stations, government agencies and infrastructure facilities were seized. The army was sent to suppress the protests. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked the CSTO to send troops to protect the country from armed gangs.

The withdrawal of the CSTO forces from the republic began on the morning of Thursday, January 13.

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