Russia Declared Victory Defending Kazakhstan From Protestors

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Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in defending Kazakhstan from what he described as a foreign-backed terrorist uprising. Putin deployed troops to protect strategic facilities from anti-government protesters who reportedly looted and torched public buildings. Dozens of people aware allegedly killed in the conflicts between security forces and demonstrators in cities across the country. Russia wanted to demonstrate its readiness to use force to keep its influence over ex-Soviet Union countries.