Russia asked Kazakhstan for help in sending troops to Ukraine. Central Asian country rejected as well as refused to recognize the independence of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Russia appears to be trying to rally allies in the international community to fight in Ukraine. The Kremlin asked Kazakhstan, one of the countries with the best relations with Moscow and one of its neighbors, to help send troops to Ukrainian territory. According to an official interviewed by NBC, the Central Asian country rejected Vladimir Putin’s request.
Kazakhstan not only refused to send troops to Ukraine but also decided to reject Russia’s request to recognize the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk as independent states.
Aside from countries such as Belarus, Cuba or Venezuela — which have already publicly demonstrated their support for Putin, although not sending troops — the majority of the international community does not support the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kazakhstan joined this list this Saturday.
Incidentally, in the United Nations Security Council, Russia suffered a bitter victory. Although the motion against the invasion of Ukraine was rejected, China refrained from condemning the Kremlin’s attack on Kyiv.
Also according to NBC, the US has already reacted to Kazakhstan’s decision. The US National Security Council welcomed the country’s announcement “not to recognize” the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, as well as praised the Kazakh refusal to “send troops to join Putin’s war in Ukraine”.
Source: with agencies