new head of government in Kazakhstan appointed
Kazakhstan has a new Prime Minister after days of tangles. Parliament voted unanimously to Alichan Smailov, who has already held the post transition for a good of a week. © Vladislav VODNEV / Sputnik / DPA / Picture Alliance The Kazakh parliament reported in Nur-Sultan (archive image) as government television, President Kassymt Tokayev proposed the 49-year-old shortly before the Office of Prime Minister.
the Russian armed forces and their allies completed their withdrawal from Kazakhstan, after their deployment aimed at supporting power in that country threatened early January by an uprising of its population. View on Euronews © Russian Defense Ministry / Handut / AFP The Russian forces, on January 14, 2022, upon arrival in Ivanovo (Russia)
The Russian armed forces and their allies have completed the withdrawal of Kazakhstan on Wednesday, after their deployment aimed at to support the power in this authoritarian country of Central Asia, threatened early January by murderer riots.
"The peacekeeping operation (...) in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was completed," said Russian agencies General Andrei Serdioukov, at the head of this mission of the organization of the collective security treaty (OTSC), military alliance conducted by Moscow.
riots in Kazakhstan. The departure of the troops conducted by Moscow will begin "in two days"
© Stringer / EPA / Maxppp Kazakh police officers during recent riots. (Picture of illustration). President Kazakh announced on Tuesday, January 11, the gradual departure of peacekeepers from January 13th. The operation should last about ten days. The troops conducted by Moscow and deployed to Kazakhstan after serious riots will start leaving the country "in two days", the operation to take less than ten days, said Tuesday, January 11th, the president Kazakh.
End of Emergency State
The withdrawal occurs on the day Kazakhstan ended the emergency state established in the wake of events against an increase in energy prices that degenerated in riots and in repression in the first days of January.
The authorities have imputed violence to "terrorists", trained abroad, a version that allowed them to call the Russian soldiers and CBSO.
The contingent, dispatched on 6 January in this former Soviet Republic of Central Asia at the invitation of its President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, included 2,030 Russian troops, Belarus, Armenian, Tajikes and Kyrgyz.
The violence in early January are the most serious in Kazakhstan since the independence of this country in 1991.
The official balance sheet is 225 dead and the authorities also mentioned some 12,000 arrests.
The Kazakh power asserted that the attackers flying abroad had instrumentalized the social movement against the expensive life but did not advance evidence as to the "terrorist" nature of the riots.
The most serious violence took place in Almaty with exchange of shots, the looting of shops and the fire of the town hall and the presidential residence.
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