Kazana leader takes softer line after protests
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who said he had ordered troops to kill without warning, has taken a softer line this week and promised genuine reform after he was forced to take a softerline at the height of unrest last week. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev , who said he had ordered ...
Updated: 01/15/2022
Russian troops withdrawn from Kazakhstan after protests
... airport said it was handling domestic and international flights again on Thursday. AFP correspondents earlier Thursday saw a funeral for a serviceman killed during the clashes that were attended by dozens of soldiers and featured sombre military music. Tokayev has framed the clashes as a coup attempt by local and international terrorists. Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said that the violence was reminiscent of colour revolutions instigated by foreign meddling. The narratives resonated with some ...
Updated: 01/13/2022
Kyrgyz military personnel to return to Kazakhstan on January 14
... cities of Zhanaozen and Aktau protesting against a two-fold increase in gas prices. The protests spilled over to other cities and turned into violent unrest with looting, attacks on state facilities and clashes with the police. On January 5, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed the government and called for CSTO assistance in overcoming the terrorist threat. The CSTO sent collective peacekeeping forces to control the situation and curb the violence in Kazakhstan . On Wednesday, Tokayev declared the success ...
Updated: 01/13/2022
Kazana recalls bill on $6 billion renewable energy deal
... violent last week and resulted in the sidelining of its veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev , who had resigned as president in 2019 but retained sweeping powers as chairman of the security council. The security council was taken over by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the peak of the crisis this month. Nazarbayev has not made any comments and has not been seen in public since the unrest began.
Updated: 01/13/2022
China says it will work with Kazakhstan to counter foreign interference
... in Kazakhstan , in addition to initiating an immediate emergency response mechanism and releasing safety alert via different online channels after the turmoil. On Friday, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a verbal message to Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev over the recent large-scale riots in Kazakhstan . China strongly rejects any attempt by external forces to cause unrest and instigate a color revolution in Kazakhstan , as well as any attempt to harm the friendship between China and Kazakhstan ...
Updated: 01/12/2022
Russian aircraft delivers 86 Russian citizens from Kazakhstan
... operation on January 19th. There were around 1,000 people injured during the protests in Kazakhstan , according to the UN. More than 1,300 people were killed in the republic's interior ministry, according to the republic's interior ministry. The President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev resigned from the country's Security Council in the morning of January 5. At the first meeting of the Security Council under his leadership, Tokayev described the situation in Kazakhstan as a risk to the integrity of the state, and said he had ...
Updated: 01/12/2022
Kazana to begin withdrawing troops from country after unrest
... killing dozens of civilians and law enforcement officers. In Almaty , Kazakhstan 's former capital and largest city, protesters set government buildings on fire and briefly seized the airport. The unrest was largely averted over the weekend. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev blamed the unrest on foreign-backed terrorists and insisted that his request for help to the CSTO was justified. When this decision was made, we could have completely lost control over Almaty , which was being torn apart by terrorists. If we ...
Updated: 01/11/2022
Russian-led bloc to withdraw troops from Kazakhstan
A Russian-led military bloc will withdraw troops from Kazakhstan in two days, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the country's parliament. A Russian-led military bloc will withdraw troops from Kazakhstan in two days, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev told the country's parliament. He said on Tuesday that the Troops from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation ...
Updated: 01/11/2022
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