The state of emergency has been lifted in Almaty. The airport resumes normal operations. This was reported by local authorities.
The state of emergency in Almaty was previously announced at midnight on January 19.
By January 19, CSTO plans to complete the process of withdrawing peacekeepers from Kazakhstan. . Allied aid has played a major psychological role in successfully repelling the aggression of terrorists and bandits, and has also helped save the Almaty from destruction, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokaev said.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman she told reporters that the United States was considering moving Russian troops to Belarus as a possible preparation for the invasion of Ukraine.
“We believe that Russia can attack Ukraine from the north under the guise of a joint exercise with the Belarusian army,” she said at the briefing. Belarusians completely unacceptable. ” The Foreign Ministry has already expressed its concerns about Minsk.
Representative The head of the Ministry of Defense of the DLR, Eduard Basurin, said in an interview with journalists that another section of the “Right Sector” banned in the Russian Federation had arrived in the republic.
1st Independent Battalion of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“In the area of the settlement of Pavlopol, which is under the control of Kiev, the presence of members of the Right Sector DUK (banned in the Russian Federation , – said Basurin.
The Wall Street Journal with a link to Sources say the US authorities plan to impose sanctions on some “pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine” in the near future.
According to partners in the publication, Washington believes that such a decision could put pressure on Russia. According to the daily, restrictive measures will be imposed on four individuals. The sanctions will reportedly be announced on Thursday, January 20.
The WSJ also notes that the decision to impose sanctions on Ukrainian officials indicates doubts among the US authorities about imposing direct sanctions on Moscow.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky commented on the president's first video report Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The politician previously assumed that the former Kazakh leader was no longer alive.
At the same time, he did not understand why Nazarbayev had remained silent for so long, despite protests in the country. “We are glad that Nursultan Abishevich is alive and well. But he spoke to the people 10 days later before the main events took place in Kazakhstan, “said the Russian politician.
Zhirinovsky called Nazarbayev a very influential person who had headed the state for 30 years. However, as leader of the ruling “Nur Otan” party, he did not ask his members to take to the streets to help restore order.
Zhirinovsky wrote in his Telegram channel that Nazarbayev did not provide a clear picture of what had happened. If the protests were an attempted coup, then it is not clear why the main events did not take place in the capital, but in the city of Almaty in the south of the country. “Or was it the task of some foreign centers?” Zhirinovsky asked.
The LDPR leader recalled that in Kazakhstan “there are no groups, no winners, no slogans, no banners, no program”. As a result, a clear answer is needed. & quot; And only when it arrives & ndash; we will understand why Nursultan Abishevich was silent for 17 days, “Zhirinovsky emphasized.
Zhirinovsky previously said that former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is most likely long dead. & quot; So hide quietly, don't say anything and be alive? That is out of the question, “the politician added.
However, on January 18, Nazarbayev, who has not been seen in public since last year, broke the silence and released a video message. He specifically stated that he had been a pensioner since 2019 and that Tokaev had all the powers he said. He also denied rumors of a conflict between the country's elites. Political scientist, head of the Eurasian Analytical Club Nikita Mendkovich, also suggested that the former president of Kazakhstan could be absent due to illness.
Nursultan Nazarbayev was found: video of his appeal was published
Many people in Kazakhstan and around world wonders where the former president of the republic Nursultan Nazarbayev is now? The authorities of the Republic did not provide any precise information about his stay. “MK” special correspondents visited Nazarbayev's hometown of Shamalgan, where locals reported arriving there on January 2 and 3, then left for Kyrgyzstan in an armored car and flew to the United Arab Emirates.
First version is the death of the former president of the republic. According to kp.ru, LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky believes that Elbas (the leader of the nation) died a long time ago and was buried on the same day according to Muslim customs. The politician did not believe that Nazarbayev would be hiding. The head of the Liberal Democratic Party also suspected that the death of the Kazakh leader was violent. This version was refuted by the former Minister of Information of the Republic Yermuchamet Jertysbayev. He said he had recently spoken to Nazarbayev's assistant and that his boss was alive and well.
According to the second version , the ex-president took refuge in Kyrgyzstan. Nazarbayev's fellow citizens reported this to the MK. They said he visited the village of Shamalgan from January 2-3. From there, Nazarbayev in an armored car went to Kyrgyzstan. Many telegram channels have reached the same conclusion. Photographs of documents from the Kyrgyz customs house were published. They confirm that Nazarbayev and his brother Bolat left for the neighboring republic. In addition, Elbasa Aliya's youngest daughter was married to the son of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev, Aidar.
According to the third version Nazarbayev is in the Emirates. It is a continuation of the second. His fellow citizens also informed that the ex-president from Kyrgyzstan would fly to the UAE. In addition to the riots, his daughter Aliya commented on social media and the position of a woman – Emirates – appeared on her account. Aliya then deleted all of her social media pages.
According to the fourth, official version , Nazarbayev is in the republic's capital, Nur-Sultan, and continues to work. This was announced by his spokesman Aidos Ukibay. According to him, Nazarbayev holds consultations and is in direct contact with Kazakh President Kassy-Jomart Tokajev.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed that he had called Nazarbayev and discussed the situation in the republic. This version was also supported by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan, Serzhan Abdykarimov.
To sum up, we can say that no one has actually seen Nazarbayev in recent weeks. All information about him comes from third parties.
See also: Nazarbayev visited his home village on January 2-3, flying over Kyrgyzstan to the UAE.