“We won’t let anyone disturb the situation in our homes and won’t allow scenarios of so-called color revolutions to be played out,” Putin told a televised video conference of leaders of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization.
“Of course, we understand that the events in Kazakhstan aren’t the first and will be far from the last attempt to intervene in the internal affairs of our states,” Putin added, alleging that some of the Kazakh protesters had been trained in camps outside the country.
He also cited the use of what he called “Maidan technologies,” a reference to the 2014 uprising in Ukraine that forced out a pro-Russian leader.
The dramatic intervention by the CSTO helped embattled Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev crush an uprising that started in protests over fuel-price increases but rapidly led to the seizure of government buildings around the country.
Tokayev called the events “an attempted coup.”