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What’s in Kazakhstan: fresh news and comments, the night of January 10

The deployment of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been completed

The deployment of the CSTO peacekeeping forces has been completed

By the decree of the President of Kazakhstan, 16 employees of the security structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan who died in battles with terrorists were awarded orders for their courage (posthumously).

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Press Secretary of the President of Kazakhstan Berik Wali told on the air of the TV channel “Message 24” that the reshuffle in the government will continue. Since the previous Cabinet of Ministers was dismissed, the current members of the government are still only acting as ministers and today the government is not completely formed.

“Of course, there will be personnel changes, it’s true. Our population is used to reshuffle. However, now our main goal is to ensure stability, to return the population to their former habitual life. Today, law enforcement agencies are working in this direction, “

Berik Vali explained.

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On Sunday, January 9, the CSTO Secretary General had a telephone conversation Stanislav Zasya with the Commander of the Collective Peacekeeping Forces of the CSTO in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Colonel-General Andrey Serdyukov, appointed by the Decision of the CSTO Council of Defense Ministers.

During the telephone conversation, the progress of the deployment of the CSTO CSTO CSTO on the territory of Kazakhstan, which were sent there in accordance with the Decision of the Collective Security Council of the situation, adopted on January 6, 2022, in order to normalize the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, was discussed, the CSTO press service reported.

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The CSTO peacekeeping forces have completed their deployment in Kazakhstan, said the commander of the Russian Airborne Forces and the CSTO peacekeepers, Andrei Serdyukov. According to him, the peacekeepers carry out tasks to protect important military, state and socially significant facilities in Alma-Ata and adjacent areas.

The CSTO Crisis Response Center was transferred to a round-the-clock operating mode, the task force of the organization’s joint headquarters was sent to Kazakhstan.

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The anti-terrorist operation continues in the Almaty region, today we can only talk about the completion of its first phase. Commandant of the region Serik Kudebaev urged the population to remain calm and not leave their homes unnecessarily.

At the exit and entrance to Taldykorgan (Taldy-Kurgan, Gavrilovka) checkpoints were set up. Drivers must be in possession of an identity card and a document confirming the right to own a vehicle.

According to the commandant, harsh measures will be applied to cars moving without registration numbers.

“At this hour, the situation is under control. All objects of vital activity are working normally. We ask residents to understand the current situation with understanding, to stay calm and stay at home. We warn you once again that a “red” critical level of terrorist threat has been introduced in the region. In case of disobeying legal requirements, representatives of law enforcement agencies will take decisive measures, up to the use of weapons, “

– Serik Kudebaev warned.

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According to the residents of the former capital of Kazakhstan, in Almaty (Alma-Ata, Verny) on Sunday it is much calmer than on previous days, although shots are still heard from time to time. Shopping centers began to open, food was brought to the city. Mobile Internet works in some places, although the speed is very low. In other words, the situation in the city, which suffered the most from the pogroms, is returning to normal.

The airport is promised to open in the coming days, as well as the airports of Aktau and Taldykorgan.

In Aktau (Shevchenko), the protesters dispersed to their homes, on Sunday it was announced about the end of the labor conflict at the Tengiz field, where the workers were raised their wages by 50% and they stopped the rally.

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War correspondent Semyon Pegov went to the city of Baikonur, where he met with the mayor of the city Konstantin Busygin… According to the mayor, an operational headquarters has been created and a number of restrictions have been introduced.

“It is forbidden to move around the city from 23:00 to 06:00, extended the schoolchildren’s holidays for two weeks (they will not rest, but study remotely), temporarily stopped all sports events, all leisure facilities are closed. At the moment, no offenses have been recorded in the city. The police are guarding the city and the facilities of the cosmodrome. We keep the situation under control, no excesses are observed “,

– said Busygin.

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The evacuation of Russian citizens from Kazakhstan continues. The hotline of the Russian Embassy in Nur-Sultan (Astana, Tselinograd) received about 1600 applications from those wishing to leave the country. Only on Sunday, January 9, 1,422 people flew to Russia, their military transport planes were taken out, which delivered peacekeepers to Kazakhstan. The Embassy of the Russian Federation is reassuring that there will be as many flights as needed to take everyone out.

Exported to Yekaterinburg and 14 members of the Russian youth sports team, who were at the training camp in Kazakhstan.

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On Sunday evening, an airplane with 33 citizens of Ukraine took off from the capital of Kazakhstan, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine of this country said. Kuleba… Unfortunately, the plane could not pick up everyone who wanted to leave Kazakhstan. Ukrainians… The next flights, which will take citizens out of the way, are scheduled for January 13 and 16.

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In the cities of Kazakhstan, shops are reopening – both grocery and manufactured goods, terminals for payment by bank cards have started working. In Almaty (Alma-Ata, Verny), shops are not yet open full-time, however, starting from Monday, it is planned to resume work not only of all shops, but also of the city’s enterprises. The ban only applies to the sale of alcohol.

Exchange offices do not work either. The National Bank explains this by the need to ensure the safety of personnel and customers.

From Monday, it is planned to launch a system of an interbank settlement center to calculate pensions and salaries, as well as the operation of international payment and transfer systems, the securities market and the stock exchange.

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Kazakhtelecom opened free access to films, cartoons and documentaries for Kazakhstanis who were left without the Internet, report Main news of Kazakhstan NUR.KZ

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The situation with the Kyrgyz musician remains unclear Vikram Ruzakhunov… In Kazakhstan, a video was released with the recognition of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan who allegedly took part in the pogroms for $ 200. However, in Kyrgyzstan they recognized the beaten man as the famous musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, who left for Alma-Ata on the evening of January 2, where he had planned concerts.

On Sunday, January 9, singers, musicians and ordinary citizens of Kyrgyzstan gathered near the embassy of Kazakhstan in Kyrgyzstan, demanding the immediate release of Vikram Ruzakhunov. The head of the State Committee for National Security arrived at the protesters Kamchybek Tashiev… According to him, Kyrgyzstan has already sent a note of protest to the Kazakh Foreign Ministry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan promised to investigate this situation.

“At present, through the Foreign Ministries and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the two states, appropriate work is underway to clarify the circumstances of the detention of Vikram Ruzakhunov,”

– explained the press secretary of the President of Kyrgyzstan Erbol Sultanbaev

Vikram Ruzakhunov

Vikram Ruzakhunov

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Suddenly … Washington demanded an explanation from Kazakhstan why the country’s authorities applied to the CSTO.

“We have real questions why they were forced to turn to this organization, which is dominated by Russia. We ask for clarification on this matter “,

– said the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in an interview CNN

Also, the Secretary of State believes that the order of the President of Kazakhstan to shoot to kill does not correspond to democratic principles and he, Blinken, condemns such orders.

He was answered by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov, reminding the US Secretary of State that the involvement of the CSTO forces does not require any additional clarification.

“The CSTO forces were involved at the request of the legitimate authorities, at the request of the leadership of the union state – the Republic of Kazakhstan. The relevant decisions were made in accordance with the CSTO procedures. There is not even a subject for discussion here. But why NATO is moving further east is a big question, “

– noted Ryabkov.

Based on materials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the CSTO, TASS, Telegram channels of the MTRK Mir, NUR.KZ, WarGonzo, Sputnik_Kyrgyzstan, Sputnik.KZ

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