Kazakhstan, Russia discuss protecting bilateral trade from sanctions

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Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia February 10, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

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NUR-SULTAN, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin discussed ways to protect bilateral in response to sanctions against Russia, Tokayev's office said on Friday.

As a member of Moscow-led economic and military blocs, Kazakhstan is closely allied with Russia. The Kazakh tenge has plummeted alongside the rouble since Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday.

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Reporting by Tamara Vaal Writing by Olzhas Auyezov; editing by John Stonestreet

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