Dozens Killed as Kazakhstan
	Cracks Down on Protests

Dozens Killed as Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Protests


MOSCOW—Russia despatched paratroopers to relieve Kazakhstan’s leader mark out a wave of protests as, further west, Russian President Vladimir Putin confronts the U.S. and its allies over the vogue forward for one other veteran Soviet republic, Ukraine.

Dozens of alternative folks were killed in clashes between protesters and Kazakhstan’s security forces in the early hours of Thursday, collectively with 18 law enforcement officers, in line with Russian mumble media. Within the origin sparked by a sharp enlarge in gasoline prices at the starting of yr, the protests mercurial spiraled correct into a broader outpouring of frustration with the handy resource-neatly to do nation’s authoritarian leaders. Protesters accuse them of squandering its wealth, collectively with its uranium reserves, echoing the roughly uprisings that toppled one in all Mr. Putin’s protégés in Ukraine in 2014 and a wave of protests in opposition to Belarus’s pro-Kremlin leader in 2020.

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