The Kyrgyz border service is monitoring the development of the situation with fuel protests in Kazakhstan and is ready to take action if necessary, the 24.kg agency reports.
The ministry noted that in the event of destabilization in the border area of a neighboring state, “appropriate measures will be taken in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and other government agencies.” They added that the situation on the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border is now calm.
Recall that the rallies began on January 2 in a number of cities in the Mangistau region due to the rise in gas prices. On the evening of January 4, the authorities of Aktau and Aktobe reported that they had reduced the cost of liquefied gas to 50 tenge. At the same time, the promises of the authorities failed to stabilize the situation. Riots broke out in the country.
The largest protest action took place late Tuesday evening in Almaty. In Republic Square, thousands of demonstrators tried to break through cordons, smashed and burned police cars. Law enforcers used flash-noise grenades and tear gas. The security forces managed to push the protesters away from the square.
Against the background of what was happening, the head of the country appealed to the people with a request to show prudence and promised that the government would take into account all the legal demands of the demonstrators at the next meeting.