President Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev said that the peacekeepers of the Collective Security Treaty (CSTO) were disrupted by the Terrorist Plan to seize the Presidential Residence, RIA Novosti reports.
“Kazakhstan appealed to the CSTO with a request to assist, it turned out to be extremely timely. Having learned about the arrival of three military transport aircraft to the capital, the militants refused to seize the presidential residence plans,” Tokaev said.
Previously, Tokayev argued that participants in the riots in Kazakhstan attacked Morgov. “I speak with confidence about the direct participation of terrorists, including foreign militants, in aggression against Kazakhstan. It is no coincidence that the gangsters attacked at nights to the morgues, took and touched the bodies of their dead accomplices,” he said.
According to him, this is the practice of “international terrorists of famous origin”, which thus “notice their traces.”
Mass protests in Kazakhstan began on Sunday, January 2, due to a sharp increase in gas prices for cars from 60 to 120 tenge (from 10 to 20 rubles) per liter. Soon the protesters put forward political demands: the resignation of the government, holding new elections, departure from the policy of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Protests turned into mass riots.