The commissioning of the Communist Party of Collective Security Treaty (CSTO) to Kazakhstan was timely, the Secretary-General of the organization Stanislav Stanislav, writes RIA Novosti with reference to the broadcasting channel “Russia-24”.
Naz called the actions of the authorities during the riots correct. “The appeal of the President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Kemevich Tokayeva for assisting the CSTO – it absolutely corresponded to that difficult situation, which was in Kazakhstan on that day,” he appreciated.
Protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2 due to increased fuel prices for cars from 60 to 120 tenge (from 10 to 20 rubles). Soon economic requirements were replaced by political. The protesters demanded the resignation of the government, holding new elections, as well as consideration of the issue of the lustration of people from the “clan” of the former President of Nursultan Nazarbayev.
By the evening of January 4, rallies turned into mass riots. In Alma-Ata, shops, banks were plundered, captured by the airport building, police plots, government agencies and infrastructure facilities. In this regard, a red level of terrorist danger was introduced in the republic.