Ex-head of BTA Bank, Mukhtar Ablyazov, convicted in absentia in Kazakhstan, called himself the leader of the protests in the country, Reuters reports.
Ablyazov told the agency that he sees himself as the leader of the opposition and said that the protesters are contacting him.
Earlier, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev promised to propose a reform plan and concrete steps for their implementation. Tokayev also thanked Vladimir Putin for the quick response to the request to bring peacekeepers to the republic. The head of Kazakhstan said that 20 thousand bandits attacked Alma-Ata. The anti-terrorist operation continues.
Recall that on January 2, mass protests began in Kazakhstan against a sharp increase in prices for liquefied gas, which turned into riots.