Why Kazakhstan Blocked Russia’s Joint Sanction Strategy

Nur-Sultan said it rejects the politicization of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union.

Last week, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said the states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) were preparing a joint response to Western sanctions. Not so, said Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry on June 5. The ministry’s statement said that the EAEU is an economic, not a political, union, and that the government in Nur-Sultan does not support […]

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Ekaterina Zolotova is an analyst for Geopolitical Futures. Prior to Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Zolotova participated in several research projects devoted to problems and prospects of Russia’s integration into the world economy. Ms. Zolotova has a specialist degree in international economic relations from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. In addition, Ms. Zolotova studied international trade and international integration processes. Her thesis was on features of economic development of Venezuela. She speaks native Russian and is fluent in English.