The Russian embassy in Washington has reacted to remarks by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken after raising doubts about Kazakhstan’s request for assistance from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
In this scandalous reaction on Twitter, it is said that sending these forces is peacekeeping and the landing of American military forces in Kosovo and Iraq is an occupation.
“Unlike the US troops that have invaded Iraq and Kosovo, the CSTO peacekeeping forces are carrying out the mission to ensure security in Kazakhstan, at the request of local authorities,” the response said, reports The Geopost.
The US diplomat Blinken had said that the Kazakh authorities “have the capacity to deal with the protests” in a way that would respect the rights of protesters and at the same time put law and order.
“It is not clear why they feel the need to seek outside help, and we are trying to understand more about this,” Blinken told on a news conference.
Over the past week, Kazakhstan has sought the help of six members of the CSTO, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Armenia, following the outbreak of protests.
Recall that the commander of the Russian Air Force, Andrey Serdyukov, who had sneaked into Pristina Airport in June 1999, is leading the CSTO forces. / The Geopost /