Putin is trying to rebuild the relationship with Kazakhstan to prevent the collapse of their alliances within the former Soviet space



Obviously, the war in Ukraine and unrest in Armenia due to Moscow’s “inaction” to take action against Azerbaijan, were scandalously including last Wednesday at the summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (OTSC or ODKB in its Russian abbreviation), called “Russian NATO” Held in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, it endangered the cohesion within alliances within the former Soviet space. Kazakhstan is an essential part of all this framework, since it belongs to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Eurasian Economic Union (UEE). The incident of the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and the refusal of the Kazakh President, Kassym Zomart Tokayev, towards his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, and the calls of the most hard-line sectors in Russia to strengthen relations with Kazakhstan and even cut them seem to be. After he advised the Kremlin to urgently intervene to prevent the collapse of alliances with the most reliable countries in his environment. Relevant record news No tensions in the ‘Russian NATO’: the Armenian Prime Minister refuses to sign a statement in front of Putin Rafael Maniyko Armenian leader Nikol Pashinyan questioned the effectiveness of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Interrogation to convince Tokayev that his first trip abroad, after his re-election, will take place precisely to Moscow. The Kazakh head of state had arrived in the Russian capital on Sunday and was received yesterday in the Kremlin by the Russian president, and he also participated with him in other activities to develop mutual cooperation, including remote contact with the Russian Orenburg Forum. Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The great Russian leader also suggested to his Kazakh guest the creation of a “union” between Russia and Kazakhstan for the export of gas and the integration of Uzbekistan into it. As soon as they met on Monday in the Kremlin, Tokayev told Putin that “Russia has always been and remains the main strategic partner in Kazakhstan.” The Russian president responded by agreeing and emphasizing that “our relations have a special character.” Both of them made an effort to project harmony to assure that the last stressful moments in the relationships are over. Last summer in St. Petersburg, Tokayev told Putin to his face that he would never recognize “quasi-states” like the breakaway Ukrainian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. That was before Moscow annexed them along with Kherson and Zaporizhia. And later in Samarkand (Uzbekistan), the Kazakh president told his Russian counterpart that his country will always respect the territorial integrity and independence of any country and abide by the United Nations Charter,” a comment he didn’t like very much in Moscow either. Finally, on Wednesday in Armenia, the Kazakh leader shouted to Putin: : “We must not allow the fraternal peoples of Russia and Ukraine to be at odds for decades or hundreds of years with unresolved grudges.” Tokayev called for a “joint collective search for a peace formula.”

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