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What’s in Kazakhstan: Latest News and Comments, January 11

Public utilities of Almaty restore order in the destroyed city

Public utilities of Almaty restore order in the destroyed city

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The President of Kazakhstan on Monday, January 10, announced telephone conversations with the head of the European Council Charles Michel, to whom he told about the situation in the country.

“I had a productive conversation with the President of the European Council Charles Michel. I informed him about the situation in Kazakhstan, as well as that we faced an unprecedented aggression and attack on our statehood and took urgent measures to restore the constitutional order and the rule of law, ”

– wrote Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his Twitter

At the same time, he especially emphasized the fact that the Kazakh authorities have never used and will not use weapons against peaceful protests, “All such statements are false”

The President of Kazakhstan also explained that the CSTO peacekeeping forces do not take part in military operations, their task is to ensure the protection of strategic facilities.

In a conversation with Charles Michel, Tokayev named the amount of preliminary economic damage to the state – from two to three billion dollars.

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In response to the false publications in the Western media describing the situation in Kazakhstan, the country’s Foreign Ministry was forced to make an official statement. According to diplomats, publications about the events “Are superficial and one-sided”

“Kazakhstan has been subjected to armed aggression by well-coordinated terrorist groups trained abroad. According to preliminary data, some of the attackers have experience of combat participation in “hot spots” on the side of radical Islamist groups. At present, law enforcement agencies and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan are confronting terrorists, and not “peaceful protesters,” as some foreign media distortedly present it. Peaceful protesters are not subject to any persecution, ”

– stated in the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.

Consequences of riots in Kazakhstan

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Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Erlan Karin said the country was facing a hybrid terrorist attack aimed at destabilization and a coup d’etat. He is sure that the events in Kazakhstan differ from the classic “color revolution”.

“We are faced with a new phenomenon. The main instrument was the actions of terrorist groups. In the case of unrest, we have one plan, in the case of unrest, another plan. Now, in addition to the state of emergency, the ATO regime has been introduced in the country, since we are faced with a terrorist threat. In other countries, there was only one element in all events. Now the entire arsenal of instruments was used to destabilize the situation with the aim of destroying statehood, but our country survived. Here there is a conspiracy of internal and some external forces, since both Kazakh and foreign citizens took part “,

– said the Secretary of State.

Commenting on the involvement of the CSTO forces to journalists, he stressed that there was a critical situation when the count went on for minutes and this is not an exaggeration. And only the CSTO peacekeepers saved the country, Karin added.

Consequences of riots in Kazakhstan

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National Security Committee of Kazakhstan informs: the situation in Kazakhstan is stabilized and under control, hotbeds of terrorist threats have been neutralized, all administrative buildings seized by terrorists have been liberated, and areas of possible shelter for militants and rioters are being cleared. 93 checkpoints have been established on the territory of the country, in total 7,939 people were detained. The security forces are on duty at the presidential residence and government buildings in an enhanced mode.

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to continue work to restore public order and security in the country, as well as to strengthen information support for this activity.

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In Kazakhstan, two high-ranking security officials were found dead – a colonel of the National Security Committee (KNB) Azamata Ibraeva and the head of the Police Department of the Zhambyl (Dzhambul) region Zhanata Suleimenova… The cause of death has not yet been reported. According to preliminary information, the policeman committed suicide – he was threatened with a tribunal.

On Monday, January 10, they reported the death of another high-ranking security official – the deputy head of the police department of the Turksib district of Almaty, he had a heart attack.

We will remind, on the eve of the ex-adviser to the first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev accused the security forces of treason, he argued that the KNB had been hiding information about the militants’ training camps in the country for years. Judging by the subsequent events, it can be assumed that the accusation was not unfounded.

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During the riots in Almaty (Alma-Ata, Verny) 12 attacks on ambulance workers were recorded, as a result of the attacks 2 drivers and 3 paramedics were injured. In addition, 32 ambulances were crashed, of which 4 cars cannot be restored, three more cars were hijacked by terrorists, informs city ​​headquarters for the restoration of life support in Almaty.

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Communication is being restored in Kazakhstan, all republican highways have been opened, and passenger trains have begun to run between Almaty and the capital of Kazakhstan. All airports in the country are operating normally, with the exception of the airports of Almaty and Taldykorgan (Taldy-Kurgan, Gavrilovka), their work will resume after the situation stabilizes.

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An operation to identify and detain looters continues in Almaty; on Monday, two more groups were arrested for robbing shops. The oldest of them is 25 years old, the youngest is 19, they all came from the countryside. Stolen household and digital appliances, office equipment and military equipment were found in rented apartments.

Consequences of riots in Kazakhstan

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In the meantime, the utilities of Almaty have begun to restore order in the city. The center was badly damaged, especially the roads – paving stones were dismantled in more than two thousand places, the entire center is occupied by burnt-out vehicles, road signs and traffic lights are damaged, many of which require replacement.

The Central State Museum and the National Library of Kazakhstan were attacked by terrorists – windows, shop windows, front doors were broken, but museum and library funds were not damaged.

Work in the city continues.

Consequences of riots in Kazakhstan

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Kyrgyz musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, arrested in Kazakhstan as a terrorist, was released and sent home, according to the newspaper Vecherniy Bishkek.

Kazakh TV channels have removed the video of the beaten musician, where he allegedly confesses that he was hired for $ 200 by certain people to participate in the riots.

The musician himself explained his recognition as follows:

“I heard that if you say such a confession, you will be extradited. There was no torture. What you see in the video, all these abrasions on the face, all of this was obtained during the arrest. “

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After a long silence, they finally made a very restrained comment on the events in Kazakhstan and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that Kiev condemns the violence and calls on the people of Kazakhstan to take measures to de-escalate the situation. Separately, the presence of the CSTO troops in Kazakhstan was noted. “Foreign troops must respect the independence, sovereignty and national legislation of Kazakhstan and international law, and their stay must not go beyond the declared limited period.”, – are worried in Ukraine, “not noticing” that Kazakhstan is a member of the CSTO.

It should be noted that Kiev not only very cautiously comments on the Kazakhstani events, but also with a great delay.

As Ukrainian oppositionists write Telegram-channels, “Either the opinion of the owners was conveyed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs realized that there was no point in waiting for the opinion of the owners”

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Military Attaché of Austria in Russia Thomas Ahammer and Consul General of Hungary in Almaty Ferenc Blaumann thanked the peacekeepers for organizing the evacuation from Kazakhstan.

“I was here with my family on vacation to go skiing and see the wonderful city of Alma-Ata. It all happened very suddenly, it happened on the same day. But I am glad that the situation has now been settled, that the peacekeeping forces of friendly powers supported the government of Kazakhstan, and now I can safely fly back with my family, ”

– Ahammer told reporters.

Based on materials from the National Security Committee, TASS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Telegram-channels MTRK Mir, Orda_Kz, NUR.KZ, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan, sputnikKZ, Twitter

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