Kazakhstan: Tokayev says uppity serfs have been suppressed as Russian invaders arrive to save regime

Source: Bloomberg

“Kazakhstan’s president said authorities have largely restored order across the country after a sweeping crackdown on protesters by security forces reinforced by the deployment of Russian troops to the central Asian nation. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev vowed Friday to continue operations against what he called ‘terrorists’ after telling a meeting of law-enforcement officials that the joint security forces from Russia and other ex-Soviet allies had begun to arrive in Kazakhstan, according to a post on his website. Dozens of anti-government protesters have been killed and hundreds wounded by security forces, with more than 3,000 detained …. Intense shooting was reported in the largest city, Almaty, as troops moved to clear the main Republic Square, according to Khabar TV. Security services regained control of all government buildings in the city including the local administration building and the presidential residence, it reported.” (01/07/22)