BISHKEK, 6 Jan & nbsp; & mdash; RIA News. President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov in & nbsp; during negotiations with the leaders of the CSTO countries expressed concern about & nbsp; connection with & nbsp; the situation in & nbsp; Kazakhstan, RIA Novosti reported on & nbsp; Thursday in & nbsp; press service of the head of state.
p; It is reported that & nbsp; & nbsp; Last night, the leader of Kyrgyzstan spoke on the & nbsp; phone with & nbsp; President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, and & nbsp; also with & nbsp; President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The leaders of the countries discussed the current situation in & nbsp; Kazakhstan.
“President Sadyr Zhaparov expressed concern in & nbsp; in connection with & nbsp; information coming from & nbsp; a neighboring country, about & nbsp; human casualties, numerous cases of looting and & nbsp; pogroms and & nbsp; facts of violence & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said a spokesman for the press service.
It is clarified that & nbsp; the parties '' discussed a common position on & nbsp; ensuring security in & nbsp; in accordance with & nbsp; the CSTO Charter on & nbsp; responding to & nbsp; crisis situations & raquo ;.
Mass protests in & nbsp; Kazakhstan began in the & nbsp; early days of 2022. Then the inhabitants of the cities of Zhanaozen and & nbsp; Aktau in & nbsp; Mangystau region & nbsp; & mdash; oil-producing region in the & nbsp; west of the country & nbsp; & mdash; opposed a two-fold increase in prices for & nbsp; liquefied petroleum gas, then the protests spread to & nbsp; other cities. In & nbsp; Alma-Ata, the old capital of the republic, on January 4 and & nbsp; 5 & nbsp; there were clashes with & nbsp; security forces, the police used gas and & nbsp; stun grenades. All over Kazakhstan, the Internet was turned off, and the broadcasting of a number of TV channels was temporarily stopped.