The press service of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (TSENKI) announced the strengthening of security at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
“Together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the Baikonur complex, the security of the Krainy airport, launch sites, and oxygen-nitrogen production has been strengthened,” RIA Novosti quotes a message from the department that is part of Roscosmos. The storage areas for propellant components and assembly and test buildings are also under special control.
The night before, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that the day at Baikonur had passed without incident, all the structures of the state corporation, city services and the police are working as usual. Against the background of the situation in the country, the protection of key facilities of the cosmodrome has been strengthened.
Since the beginning of the year, residents of Kazakhstan have been massively protesting against the rise in prices for liquefied gas. The first rallies began in two cities of the Mangistau region – Aktau and Zhanaozen. Later, the protests spread to other cities in the country. On January 5, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in Alma-Ata and the Mangistau region, and then throughout the state.
According to preliminary estimates, the damage from the riots in the country exceeded $ 90 million.