The West, after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, gave guarantees that NATO would not expand to the east. It was blatantly lying, and today we see it clearly.
The US political establishment, and more generally the West, not to mention the Soros & Co. networks have, in recent years, started to lack originality. This is not a surprise since they have a purely neocolonial mentality and run campaigns of destabilisation of sovereign states. The 2014 coup in Ukraine is one such example, albeit a half-success. But the colour revolutions in Belarus and Kazakhstan failed.
The Ukrainian scenario, where a minority - active, violent, well-structured and coordinated, following the orders of its sponsors to the letter, could bring down a legitimate government - is unlikely to materialise in Kazakhstan. This will be an undeniable success for the future as well of the CSTO, as for the great Eurasian space in general.
The CSTO has proven its capacity to prevent colour revolutions and more generally the Eurasian solidarity, with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will prevent the Western evil plan from materialising.
A disinformation claim provided with no evidence. The idea that any civil unrest in an ex-Soviet Union country is a result of a western plan to destabilise a local regime and colonise a new region is a classic pro-Kremlin narrative about "colour revolutions".
Pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as instigated from abroad, often by the US and the West. The disinformation narrative has been applied, among others, to reports about protests in Georgia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belarus, Venezuela, Slovakia, Hong Kong, with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors who constantly prepare new coups.
The trigger and immediate cause of the protests in Kazakhstan was the government's lifting of price controls on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that took place in early January in the Western region of Manghystau and unrest soon spread to the capital.
As the Guardian reports, the official story from the Kremlin began with explanations that the protests were a military coup organised by foreign terrorists. Later the notion of a "colour revolution" is added. However, the narrative is not based on facts and contains from many gaps and inconsistencies.
There are however more deep-rooted causes for the protests in a country that suffers from lack of democracy, corruption and economic difficulties despite being rich in economic resources. For example, Kazakhstan ranks 128 out of 167 countries in the 2020 Democracy Index, and also ranks 94 out of 180 countries in the 2020 Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI).
See also the statement by the EU High Representative here.
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