Britain has called for an end to Thursday’s violent protests in Kazakhstan, which has killed dozens and injured at least 1,000.
Amid the unrest in Central Asia, France is demanding restraint and moderation from all parties involved, including the Russian-led regional security alliance. AFP reported. “We call for more intensification and want to see a peace resolutionA spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris that the current situation in Kazakhstan was “extremely worrying.” “We call on both Kazakhstan and the ODKB (Joint Security Agreement) to show restraint and start a dialogue,” Le Drian said after the ODKB decided on Thursday to send its first troops to Kazakhstan. This is the answer to a request The Kazakh government is helping to control the growing unrest.
The German government has warned its citizens not to go to Kazakhstan in the current turbulent situation. The DPA writes that the German consulate in Almaty, southeast of Kazakhstan, will remain closed until further notice, according to the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Thursday. German citizens can apply for embassy services at the embassy in the capital, Narsultan.
Struggle to condemn rising fuel prices – especially liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) – exploded in the Mangystov region on January 2 in Kazakhstan and gradually spread to several Kazakh cities. During the nearly 30-year rule of former Kazakh President Narsultan Nazarbaye, protests against the government have escalated into deep-rooted discontent among locals. In response to violent protests, President Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev on Wednesday dissolved the government of Prime Minister Askar Mamin. Until the new cabinet is formed, his powers will be exercised by Deputy Prime Minister Alikon Smoil. Authorities said more than 1,000 people were injured in Thursday’s riots, and nearly 400 of them were hospitalized. Kazakh security forces said 12 people were injured and 357 wounded. Police in Alma-Atta, Kazakhstan’s largest city, said on Thursday they had arrested about 2,000 people in connection with the mass unrest.
On Thursday, the Kazakh government announced that it had accepted the “necessary”. Measure the price of liquefied petroleum gas for six months and set limits. Through this move, he wants to “stabilize the socio-economic situation” in the country. The government is introducing a 180-day ban on rising LPG prices and petrol, diesel and other services in several cities and provinces across the country. The government has also temporarily banned the export of a number of food items, including beef and lamb, potatoes and carrots, “in order to stabilize the prices of socially important food items.”
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