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Kazakhstan protest: Russian military units arrive in biggest city of the nation

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Russian military units are arriving in Kazakhstan and are controlling the airport of the biggest city Almaty together with Kazakh law enforcement, the Russian defence ministry said on Friday.

The airport had been taken over by a group of protesters on Wednesday, but a Reuters reporter who went there on Thursday said Kazakh security personnel had removed them.

Russia started sending in paratroops at the request of Kazakhstan’s president on Thursday to help put down widespread protests.

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