President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev announced his resignation on Tuesday
Why it is here, in "Current military events"? Because President Nazarbayev, former Communist Party boss of Soviet Kazakhstan and then President for 30 years, was standing in the way of the region collapsing into anarchy of ethnic or religious nationalism - and, despite of him keeping the position of "father of the nation", it is highly likely now this place to go hot, with China and Russia interviening to prevent outbreak of terror (or clash over Kazakhstan falling apart). It is not unavoidable, but highly likely.
Seems like Russia was warned in advance - as new program of "increasing population of Russia by adopting 5-10 millions of Russian speaking refugees from primarily Russian speaking regions of Ukraine and Kazakhstan" was rushed in this autumn.
P.S. http://tass.com/world/1049389 Kazakhstan’s Senate Speaker Tokayev to serve as acting president
Also, yesterday Nazarbayev talked to Putin by phone ( https://www.bfm.ru/news/409714), and probably not only to him - Trump and Xi are likely candidates.
Edited by Roman Alymov, 19 March 2019 - 0956 AM.