Nazarbayev’s whereabouts became known

Nazarbayev's press secretary said that the ex-president is in the capital of Kazakhstan The former president is in the capital of Kazakhstan and calls on everyone to rally around the current head of state

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nursultan Nazarbayev is in the capital of Kazakhstan, his press secretary Aidos Ukibay said on Twitter .

According to him, Nazarbayev calls on everyone to rally around the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev “ to overcome current challenges and ensure the integrity of the & lt; … & gt; country. ''

Ukibai said that the former head of state “ is in direct communication '' with Tokayev and held several telephone conversations with the leaders of the states friendly to Kazakhstan.

Earlier, the edition on the Telegram channel reported that Nazarbayev and his daughters with their families have already left the country, only the brother of the ex-head of state Bolat Nazarbayev remains there.

Protests in Kazakhstan began due to a twofold increase in gas prices, in large cities, including Alma-Ata, they escalated into clashes with security officials. According to the latest data, more than 4 thousand people were detained.

Tokayev said that about 20 thousand foreign fighters attacked Alma-Ata. According to him, 'gangsters and terrorists' were well trained, organized and obeyed the commands emanating from the “ special center. ''

A state of emergency was declared in the republic, the government was forced to resign. First Deputy Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov became the interim prime minister.

Against the background of the unrest, Tokayev announced that he headed the country's Security Council. Nazarbayev held this post permanently, including after his resignation in 2019. The CSTO countries, including Russia, sent peacekeepers there.

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