Russia has blamed “external forces” for the unrest in Kazakhstan

AGI – Moscow accuses Kazakhstan of ‘external forces’ of unrest. The Nu’Sultan government has announced a 180-day re-introduction of the price of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas. The sharp rise in LPG prices sparked violent unrest in the former Soviet republic.

More than a thousand people were injured in the riots as they entered the third day of the struggle. These numbers are reported by the Ministry of Health. In detail, 400 injured people have been admitted to the hospital, 62 of whom are in intensive care. State television, on the other hand, reported the news of the killing of 13 police members, two of whom were said to have been beheaded and 353 injured.



  • 12:28

    6 Investigation of LPG companies “unfounded” increase

    Kazakh authorities are suspected of “unfoundedly raising prices” to six LPG suppliers. This was reported by Kazakh People’s Television.



  • 12:19

    Quiet place in Pykonor, is the cosmotrome

    The situation is “under control” in the Kazakh city seat of Pykonor, the Russian space agency Roskosmos Cosmotrom. This was stated in a telegram by Dmitry Rogozin, President of Roscosmos. According to the Interfax agency, arrangements have been made for all Cosmodrome staff to return to headquarters



  • 12:07

    Moscow, instability attracted from the outside

    Russia views “recent developments in Afghanistan as an attempt to violently undermine the country’s security and integrity, inspired from the outside.” This is the position of the Moscow Foreign Ministry. Russia, the ministry added, “will consult with Kazakhstan and other member states of the Joint Security Agreement (including Belarus, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, etc.) for further initiatives, if necessary, to facilitate counter-terrorism operations in Kazakhstan.”

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  • 11:40

    Tokaye’s appeal to Moscow: We are being attacked by terrorists

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called on Moscow to intervene to quell protests organized by “terrorist groups”. “I urge the heads of state of the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) to help Kazakhstan thwart this terrorist threat,” he said in a televised address. According to Tokaye, the terrorist groups that organize the protests are “extensively trained abroad.”



  • 11:38

    The White House is crazy to think that America is behind the struggles

    The allegations that the US is behind the ongoing riots in Kazakhstan are false. White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki said: “There are insane Russian claims that we are behind all this. I would like to take this opportunity to say that this is not true. This is one of the misinformation techniques used by Russia,” Psaki told a conference in Washington.



  • 11:35

    Three police stations were set on fire in Taras

    Three police stations and 50 law enforcement cars were set on fire in Taraz, Kazakhstan’s sixth city. Rhea Novosti said this. In the city of Octav, the Russian news agency reported that the situation was returning to normal and that protesters had begun to leave the square.



  • 11:21

    Moscow accuses: foreign armed groups among protesters

    Foreign armed groups have been involved in violent clashes with law enforcement agencies in Kazakhstan. This was stated by the head of the Foreign Commission of the Federal Council, the Russian Upper House Konstantin Kozakov. “According to the latest information, the protesters in Kazakhstan are militants of armed groups operating in the vicinity and in the Middle East, mainly in Afghanistan,” Kozachev said.

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  • 11:16

    The rioters attacked the offices of 5 television stations in Almaty

    The rebels, described by Kazakh public television as “robbers,” attacked the headquarters of five television stations in Almaty. An employee of the broadcasting company was injured.



  • 10:54

    Police allegation: Demonstrators cut off the head of two officers

    Two of the 13 guards killed in the riots in Kazakhstan were beheaded by protesters. Almaty’s Federal Police Command reports this to Rhea Novosti. The order underscores that “this proves the terrorist and extremist nature of criminal organizations.”



  • 10:37

    Tokayev orders security measures for foreign interests

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered measures to protect foreign embassies and institutions. This was reported by his media unit. “Emergency” measures also include the protection of structures owned by foreigners or linked to foreign investment.



  • 10:36

    Almaty, Aktau and Aktobe airports were closed

    The Kazakh cities of Almaty, Akte and Aktobe airports have been closed following violent protests against expensive fuel passing through the country. The Almaty airport was destroyed by protesters who occupied it, an official said. Terminal and duty free areas were destroyed and looted. Security forces recovered the airport a few hours ago. Airport officials stopped all flights from Moscow to Almaty and Noor-Sultan.



  • 09:19

    China hopes for “quick stabilization”

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed hope that the situation in Kazakhstan would be “quickly stabilized”. “We hope the situation will improve and social order will be restored,” ministry spokesman Wang Wenpin told reporters, according to the Tass news agency.

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  • 08:37

    The first Russian troops arrived and operations began

    The first Russian troops sent to “stabilize” the country following the riots arrived in Kazakhstan. This was reported by the Joint Security Agreement (CSTO) of the six former Soviet republics headed by Moscow. The Russian military is being flown to Kazakhstan and has already begun ground operations. The CSTO states that its main task will be the protection of government buildings. The note explains that the operation is attended by workers from all coalition countries – except Russia and Kazakhstan – Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.



  • 07:50

    “Great damage” to Almaty during the riots

    The riots in Almaty caused “great damage” in the largest Kazakh city. This was announced by the country’s authorities who announced the launch of a counter-terrorism operation against security forces and the military this morning.

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