Maidan Technologies Used in Kazakhstan, Putin Says, as Country Faced Threat to Its Statehood
Maidan Nezalezhnosti, literally "Independence Square", is the central square of Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. A colour revolution rocked Ukraine in February 2014, when its democratically-elected president was overthrown in a Western-backed coup d'état.
After an appeal by the President of Kazakhstan, the CSTO forces “in a matter of hours” succeeded in preventing any undermining of foundations of state power in Kazakhstan, the complete degradation of the internal situation by “terrorists, criminals and marauders,” said Vladimir Putin.
s"A contingent of collective peacekeeping forces of the CSTO has been sent to Kazakhstan and, I want to emphasise this, for a limited period of time, for as long as the president of Kazakhstan, the head of state, ... finds possible to use it," he said at the extraordinary session of the CSTO Collective Security Council.