Contents tagged with Kazakhstan

  • Russia sends more troops to Kazakhstan

    Russia is sending 75 aircraft with "peacekeepers" of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to Kazakhstan, reports RIA Novosti.

    Russian military transport aircraft are flying from airfields in the Moscow, Ivanovo and Ulyanovsk regions, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

    "Units of the Airborne Forces from the Russian contingent of the CSTO peacekeeping forces are at the loading airfields Chkalovsky, Ivanovo-Severny, Ulyanovsk-Vostochny,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

    "Units from the …

  • President of Kazakhstan gives order to open fire on protesters

    Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered security forces to open fire on "criminals" without warning.

    "I have given the order to law enforcement agencies and the army to open fire to kill without warning. There have been calls abroad for talks for a peaceful solution to the problem. What nonsense! What negotiations can there be with criminals, with murderers," Tokayev said in his address.

    Kazakhstan's president said police and military personnel had to face "armed and trained bandits," …

  • Russia deploys troops to Kazakhstan

    Russia has sent airborne troops to Kazakhstan as part of "the peacekeeping force" from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), reports Interfax, citing the CSTO statement.

    "The main tasks of the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces will be the protection of important state and military facilities, assisting the law enforcement forces of Kazakhstan in stabilizing the situation and bringing it back to the legal plane," the CSTO said.

    It is noted that the "peacekeepers" have already …

  • Kazakhstan’s president asks Russia to deploy troops to the country

    Kazakhstan has appealed for help to the member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a televised address on Wednesday evening.

    According to him, the protesters who seized city administrations, police stations and other law enforcement facilities are "terrorist gangs" that have been "trained abroad."

    The mass unrest that began on January 2 and four days later developed into a nationwide uprising, according to Tokayev, "can and should …

  • Kazakhstan elites flee the country

    At least eight private business jets, according to Flight Radar, took off from Kazakhstan in the morning of Wednesday, January 5, amid mass protests, looting of the government buildings and reports of security forces joining the protesters.

    According to Ateo Breaking, among others, a Bombardier Global 500 with registration number 9H-AVA, belonging to the husband of Dinara Nazarbayeva, the daughter of the country's first president Nursultan Nazarbayev, who after his resignation in 2019 retained …

  • Internet cut off across Kazakhstan amid mass protests

    Kazakhstan authorities are shutting down the internet across the country amid mass protests that began On January 2 in the city of Zhanaozen, and the next three days spread to all major cities, including Almaty and the capital Nur-Sutlan.

    On Wednesday, January 5, the Central Asian republic had almost no internet follows from the data of the NetBlock service, which tracks network outages around the world.

    Partial internet shutdowns began on Monday. Representatives of the cellular providers …

  • Kazakhstan first president’s grandson seeks political asylum in UK and promises to expose Putin’s ‘offshore wallets’

    Aisultan Nazarbayev, grandson of Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has requested political asylum in the UK and promised to expose the details of multi-billion dollar corruption with gas contracts, reports finanz.ru. He claims that Kazakh leaders and “Russia’s upper echelon” – including Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Russian President Vladimir Putin – are involved in the corrupt schemes.

    29 year-old Aisultan, son of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter Dariga, wrote about …

  • Kazakhstan questions reliability of Russian gas supply

    The government of Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of connecting to the Force of Siberia 2 gas pipeline project, but it is unclear how reliable the supply will be, said Kazakhstani Deputy Energy Minister Makhambet Dosmukhambetov on Tuesday.

    “In the Eastern Kazakhstan province, the gas field in the region has relatively small quantities of gas, which are not sufficient to supply the entire province – only on a regional scale. There they are considering an option, if Russia and China …

  • China sends soldiers to Russia for 'army games'

    China’s People’s Liberation Army is sending soldiers to Russia to participate in the International Army Games 2019 which will be held in Russia and five other former Soviet states.

    In addition to troops, China will be sending military equipment such as tanks and fighter aircraft to the games, whose competitions which will include a tank biathlon, “Aviadarts” - a competition for flight crews, and the “Masters of artillery fire”.

    For the first time in the history of the Chinese armed forces, a …

  • Russia to pay Kazakhstan $76 million for 'dirty' oil

    The Russian state-owned company Transneft will pay a compensation of about $76 million to the Kazakh national oil transporter KazTransOil for contaminated oil, reports Deutsche Welle news agency.

    "Loss of quality, downtime, and storage are included in the amount of compensation," - said one of the sources of Bloomberg. A formal agreement between the two operators has not yet been signed. Earlier, Reuters reported that Russia will pay Kazakhstan a fixed amount for contaminated oil.

    According …