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Ukraine war: Kazakhstan’s balancing act between the EU and Russia

Kazakhstan is actively seeking closer European Union ties as a result of the war in Ukraine and the ambition is reciprocated by Brussels. But can Astana seize the moment without angering Moscow?

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