Kazakhstan declared mourning for the victims of riots

Authorities reported that 18 security officials were killed in the riots. Due to fuel prices in the country, protests began, which escalated into pogroms and clashes. A state of emergency was declared, the CSTO sent peacekeepers

On January 10, Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced a nationwide mourning for those killed in the riots, press secretary of the head of state Berik Uali said on Facebook.

As a result of tragic events in a number of regions of the country, the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev decided to declare January 10, 2022 a day of national mourning, '' & mdash; he wrote on the social network.

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On January 2, protests began in Kazakhstan due to the doubling of the price of liquefied gas. Subsequently, they escalated into clashes with the security forces.

The most difficult situation is in Alma-Ata. The local administration, the presidential residence, and the airport were seized there.

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev declared a state of emergency in the country and announced the start of an anti-terrorist operation .

The government is forced to resign. First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov became the interim prime minister.

Against the background of the unrest, Tokayev headed the Security Council, which was permanently led by former President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The authorities reported the death of 18 security officials, more than 4.4 thousand people were detained.

The head of state said that 20 thousand “ armed and trained bandits '', including foreigners, attacked Alma-Ata. The day before, he ordered the security forces to open fire on the “ criminals '' without warning. Criminal cases have been initiated under the article on mass riots.

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