Kazakhstan did not turn to Russia for help because of the unrest in a number of large cities, press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov told RIA Novosti.
He stressed that the Kremlin opposes any outside interference.
“We are convinced that our Kazakh friends can independently solve their internal problems,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
Recall that on January 2, in a number of cities in the Mangistau region, residents took to the streets demanding to reduce fuel prices, which have doubled since the new year. Subsequently, the protests spread to other cities of Kazakhstan, clashes with law enforcement agencies began. A state of emergency was declared in the capital of the country, Nur-Sultan, Alma-Ata, Mangistau and Alma-Ata regions.
Earlier on January 5, it was reported that protesters broke into the Almaty residence of the head of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev.
The protesters also began storming the building of the state television company “Kazakhstan”.