The destabilisation of Kazakhstan from abroad tries to create obstacles to its membership in the Eurasian Economic Union headed by Russia, as well as China’s new Silk Road. Such destabilisation would hit Eurasia in its core, with geopolitical reverberations in Russia, China and all Central Asia, where the embers of the US debacle in Afghanistan persist.
Kazakhstan faced violent and bloody clashes as a form of aggression against the country. The well-organised and obviously foreign-trained armed groups were using ‘Maidan-technologies’ in the country. The tactics were similar to those that were used to topple the Ukrainian government.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about colour revolutions and Euromaidan, which appeared in the context on 2022 protests in Kazakhstan.
There is no evidence to support these claims.
The pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as 'colour revolutions' 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, and Belarus with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors supported by foreign powers who constantly prepare new coups.
The Kazakhstan protests began during the first weekend of January and were sparked by the government’s decision to uncap state prices on propane and butane, which effectively doubled the price of fuel overnight. The protests escalated into nationwide demonstrations over the next several days, but there is no evidence that these events are either coordinated or led by any specific group, let alone that they have any connection to Ukraine.
See also the statement by the EU High Representative here.
See similar cases that Protests in Kazakhstan are a new Western attempt to organise a colour revolution and that US-sponsored Kazakhstan protests aimed to undermine CIS stability.