Can't even secure or keep your own backyard stable but expect "legal" security guarantees from the masters of deception and chaos cause "I'm Putin, and I'm a big boy"..... good luck fellas.
I'm loving the spin doctors at work. "This might strengthen Russia's hands"....."Russia's not messing around this time"......
and the sheep will believe this, if it sounds plausible enough. They'll believe anything that soothes the anxiety, and makes the elephant in the room disappear.... if only temporarily.
The legal guarantees are coming, they may come slowly but they are coming.
This does strengthen Russia's position, it is mostly western oil companies that operate in Kazakhstan, expect that to change.
Nazarbayev has been side lined for good, this is a win for Russia.
Kazakhstan was flirting with "the collective west" but now that "the collective west" has fingered Kazakhstan, that flirting has stopped. Kazakhstan now has now where to turn.
Russia gets military bases in Kazakhstan.
I would call this a win for Russia.