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.
Many people call the events in Kazakhstan an analogue of the Ukrainian Maidan, but this is not entirely true. Elements of the actions that took place in Kyiv in 2014 did indeed take place in Almaty. In these events, there is also the Belarusian Maidan and the followers of the American BLM, smashing the shops of the former Kazakh capital, which will soon announce Kazakh Life Matters.
The Kazakh Maidan is an attempt by American-British South Kazakhstan to seize power from the still pro-Russian North Kazakhstan. Therefore, the ears of the British MI-6 stick out not only from oil and gas and uranium companies but also from everything that happens in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
By the way, pretending to be businessmen is a long tradition of British intelligence. Kazakhstan is also a distraction of attention and forces from what is planned in Ukraine.
This article presents several disinformation claims with no evidence to support any of them. Mainly, it advances an emerging pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that the January 2022 anti-government protests in Kazakhstan are part of a foreign-inspired and directed plot.
The pro-Kremlin media frequently falsely portray popular protests around the world as instigated from abroad, often by the US and the West with the aim of portraying protest movements as aggressive actors supported by foreign powers or foreign secret services 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 many gaps and inconsistencies.
There are however more deep-rooted causes for the protests in a country that suffers from a 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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