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EU ready to provide assistance for peaceful resolution of crisis in Kazakhstan, - Borrell

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is important to prevent further escalations, to avoid any incitement to violence, to exercise restraint at all times, and to avoid exploitation of unrest for other purposes
11:55, 9 January 2022

Anadolu Agency

The European Union is ready to help Kazakhstan in resolving the crisis. This was announced on Saturday, January 8, by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

"It is important to prevent further escalations, to avoid any incitement to violence, to exercise restraint at all times, and to avoid exploitation of unrest for other purposes. We stand ready to provide assistance for a peaceful resolution of the crisis," the statement reads.

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Josep Borrell called on Kazakhstan’s authorities to uphold their commitments at this challenging time, including respect for the human rights and fundamental freedoms of their citizens, particularly, the freedom of assembly, freedom of expression, and of the media.

Outside military support should respect the sovereignty and independence of Kazakhstan as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens.

At the beginning of 2022, protests erupted in Kazakhstan after the increase in the price of liquefied gas. Demonstrators announced an indefinite action. Demands to reduce the price of gas have grown into calls for the resignation of the president and government. The Internet has been shut down in the country, law enforcement agencies seized military equipment, make arrests. Kazakh TV channels suspended broadcasting.

After a couple of days of anti-government protests, the Cabinet of Kazakhstan has filed a resignation letter, and President Kasym-Jomart Tokayev accepted it.

On January 5, a state of emergency was declared all over Kazakhstan amid massive fuel price protests.

Besides, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which includes six post-Soviet states, has approved the deployment of troops into Kazakhstan, where mass protests accompanied by riots are currently taking place.

At least 30 people deceased in the street flights, and some 2,000 were detained.

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