Kassym-JomartTokayev, 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.
, who said he had ordered ...
... 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.
said that the violence was reminiscent of colour revolutions instigated by foreign meddling.
The narratives resonated with some ...
... cities of Zhanaozen and
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
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
. On Wednesday, Tokayev declared the success ...
... violent last week and resulted in the sidelining of its veteran leader
, 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
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.
, in addition to initiating an immediate emergency response mechanism and releasing safety alert via different online channels after the turmoil. On Friday, Chinese President
sent a verbal message to
over the recent large-scale riots in
strongly rejects any attempt by external forces to cause unrest and instigate a color revolution in
, as well as any attempt to harm the friendship between
... operation on January 19th. There were around 1,000 people injured during the protests in
, according to the UN. More than 1,300 people were killed in the republic's interior ministry, according to the republic's interior ministry.
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
as a risk to the integrity of the state, and said he had ...
... killing dozens of civilians and law enforcement officers.
'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.
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
, which was being torn apart by terrorists. If we ...
A Russian-led military bloc will withdraw troops from Kazakhstan in two days, Kassym-JomartTokayev told the country's parliament.
A Russian-led military bloc will withdraw troops from
in two days,
told the country's parliament.
He said on Tuesday that the Troops from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation ...