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7 Jan, 2022 22:02

Order ‘mainly restored,’ dozens killed & Baikonur terror threat level raised: Latest developments in Kazakhstan

The sixth day of crisis in Kazakhstan saw some stabilization as newly arrived CSTO forces supported local security services
Order ‘mainly restored,’ dozens killed & Baikonur terror threat level raised: Latest developments in Kazakhstan

Constitutional order was “mainly restored” in Kazakhstan on Friday, according to president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. However, the unrest is seemingly far from over, with almost 4,000 people detained and dozens killed.

Mass protests began on January 2, prompted by public discontent with a sharp increase in prices for liquefied petroleum gas. The tensions quickly spread, turning violent in some places, including the largest city, former capital Almaty.

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