The UN is observing the unrest in Kazakhstan with concern and urging the parties to refrain from violence. This was announced by the official representative of the secretary general of the organization, Stephane Dujarrick, reports TASS.
“It is very important that everyone involved in the current events show restraint, refrain from violence and engage in dialogue,” Dujarrik said.
According to him, UN employees continue to work in the republic, there is no threat to their security.
Earlier, the European Union issued an official statement on the situation in Kazakhstan. Brussels called on the authorities to respect the people’s right to peaceful protest and the demonstrators to renounce violence. The European Union looks forward to a peaceful settlement of the conflict through dialogue.
As a reminder, on January 2, protests erupted in Kazakhstan due to a sharp rise in prices for liquefied natural gas. Riots broke out in the republic, clashes with law enforcement officers took place, in connection with this, a state of emergency was declared throughout Kazakhstan.