Meeting with Belarusian peacekeeping forces at Machulishchi military airfield

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The threats Kazakhstan has recently faced are common to most post-Soviet countries, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he welcomed the Belarusian peacekeeping forces back home from Kazakhstan on 15 January.

The head of state emphasized the successful completion of the CSTO peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan.

“We understand that the recent events in our brotherly country have been yet another attempt of external interference in the internal affairs of independent states, and the threats Kazakhstan has recently faced are common to most states in the post-Soviet space,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.

The President pointed out that the organizers of the mutiny intended to blow up the situation in this Central Asian republic and generally destabilize the situation along the perimeter of Russia in order to weaken Belarus' main ally. “The measures taken by the CSTO and the deployment of peacekeeping forces prevented Kazakhstan from the most negative scenario and another color revolution. Everything that happened in Almaty would have happened all over Kazakhstan,” he stressed.