I am wondering if it is likely that Russia will delay an invasion of Ukraine until the political unrest and violence in Kazakhstan comes to end.
The way I see it is that Russia may need to send in a lot of troops to Kazakhstan to restore law and order there and accomplishing this would likely mean pulling some of its troops and military hardware away from its border with Ukraine. As far as I know, the Russian military is not large as it once was and it doesn't have the manpower necessary for fighting on two fronts at that same time.
Moreover, Russia knows that it is going to get hit with huge economic sanctions by the UN if it invades Ukraine, and it probably knows that sending troops into Kazakhstan and occupying it will not be pleasing to the West/NATO and it may get hit with severe economic sanctions to force it to get out of Kazakhstan. So, I see it being in Russia's best interests to first deal with the unrest in Kazakhstan and then focus on Ukraine at a later time.
Will Russia need to delay an invasion of Ukraine until things settle down in Kazakhstan?