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UN slams Kazakhstan after troopers seen sporting UN helmets amid unrest

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UN slams Kazakhstan after soldiers seen wearing UN helmets amid unrest

The United Nations criticized Kazakhstan after authorities troopers have been seen sporting blue UN peacekeepers’ helmets throughout final week’s violence. Kazakh troopers are seen patrolling the streets. (Credits: AFP)The United Nations on Monday criticized Kazakhstan after authorities troopers there have been seen sporting the UN peacekeepers’ blue helmets throughout final week’s violent unrest.

“We have conveyed our concern to the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan directly on this issue, and we’ve received assurances from them that this issue had been addressed,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric advised reporters.He added: “Any UN troop and police-contributing countries are to use UN insignia only when they are performing their mandated tasks as UN peacekeepers in the context of their deployment within a UN peacekeeping operation, as mandated by the UN Security Council.”Photos posted on social media confirmed a number of troopers in Kazakhstan’s fundamental metropolis of Almaty wearing navy fatigues and sporting blue helmets with UN insignia.Kazakhstan issued an ungainly assertion in response, saying the helmets have been the one a part of UN gear worn by its troopers.”During the violent riots in Almaty, the Peacekeeping Unit of the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan (Kazbat) was put on high alert to assist and protect strategic infrastructure facilities of the city from the terrorists and extremists,” Kazakhstan’s mission to the UN stated in an announcement on Twitter.”Except for the helmets that were worn as part of the official gear of local peacekeepers during the high threat, no ‘UN’ marked equipment was used.”Dozens of individuals have been killed in clashes between protesters and authorities forces throughout historic violence within the Central Asian state final week in what authorities described as an tried coup d’etat impressed by international forces.Thousands have been detained for questioning.Also Read: Wanted TTP commander Mohammad Khurasani killed in AfghanistanAlso Read: UK PM’s employees invited to ‘convey your individual booze’ get together throughout COVID lockdownAlso Read: Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 extra years in prisonClick right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.