After several days of unprecedented unrest, the President of Kazakhstan has authorized law enforcement to open fire on protesters. In a televised address to the nation, Qasim-Jomart Tokayev He accused them of “terrorist” and “militant” riots and said he had allowed the use of deadly force against them. “Those who do not give up will perish”.
Meanwhile, the Kazakh Interior Ministry issued an update on the morning of January 7 Struggles erupted in the country And repressive measures carried out by the authorities. The report says they were killed 26 protesters, “Arms criminals” and described More than 3 thousand They were Arrested. They died in the conflict 18 agents Security forces and other 748 Are left Injured. The president of Kazakhstan actually blamed the insurgency on so-called “terrorists” he trained abroad, although he did not provide evidence to support his version. It further stated that The order was Mostly Recovered In the country. “The police are working hard. Constitutional order has been restored in almost all regions, ”he said in a statement.
On Wednesday, the Kazakh state president made the request Russia And other allies of the Joint Security Agreement (CSTO) should extend their support. Including module Belarus, Tajikistan e Armenia. According to various reports, Number of foreign troops currently arriving in the country 2,500 Army. Company Rhea Novosti He announced that troops would be in Kazakhstan for several days or weeks to maintain peacekeeping duties and military installations. US State Department is monitoring the deployment of Russian troops in the country, and a spokesman warned Moscow and Kazakh authorities. Human rights violations.
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