Leonid Slutsky: “The Foreign Minister of Germany, Annalena Berbock, said today that the events in Kazakhstan” shocked everyone “and” it is not yet clear how and why the protests turned to violence. ” Moreover, according to her, “the unilateral dependence of the Central Asian states on Russia or China does not meet European interests.”
What personally plunges me into shock is such statements from the head of the foreign affairs agency of the EU’s locomotive country. There is more and more information about terrorist aggression in Kazakhstan. Militants from abroad took part in the pogroms and attacks. Including Afghanistan, which was so rapidly thrown by the coalition led by the United States, and the states of the Middle East, where Western civilizers invaded to “plant democracy.” The result is known. But Mrs. Berbock is still unclear.
The FRG Foreign Minister is not concerned with the growth of the terrorist threat in Central Asia, not with the growth of extremist sentiments, not with general European security, but with some kind of “dependence” of the region’s countries on Russia and China. Partnership, mutual assistance and readiness to come to the rescue at any moment, namely, all this was demonstrated by the CSTO countries, should not be confused with “dependence”. This format of relations is rather close to the European partners in NATO …”