By the evening of January 4, protests in Kazakhstan spread to the capital of the country, where a significant number of local residents (apparently several thousand) went to rallies and marches around the city with not only economic but also political demands. The protests are being managed by the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan, run by a former minister in one of Nazarbayev’s governments. The main oppositionist of Kazakhstan at home is accused of contract murder and embezzlement of funds, lives in France, but calls on the military and police “to go over to the side of the people.” As the example of Kyrgyzstan shows, a criminal candidate, this is practically the norm. It is also worth noting that among the organizers of the protest is an organization called “Halyk Maidany”. The country’s authorities urge citizens not to succumb to the provocations of extremists and crooks. In fact, the government of Kazakhstan set fire to dry firewood of protest by raising gas prices, but now many will use the resulting conflagration. Including criminals from France, but not only them. In fact, the trigger for the protests was the rise in gas prices from 60 to 120 tenge, that is, the economic policy of the government of Kazakhstan. The fact that various forces will use this is already a consequence. Hasty attempts to roll gas prices back (up to promises to make gas at 50 tenge) are of course insufficient, since the demands gradually cease from economic to political, in fact, calling into question the system that Nazarbayev has been building since the early 90s. Let’s see how Tokayev & Co. manages to steer out of this ravine. So far, the authorities are restricting access to the Internet in the capital and a number of rebellious cities, and additional police forces are being pulled in in case of active clashes with protesters when they try to block the center of the country’s capital and seize the administrative quarter and administrations in large cities. The very same instability in Kazakhstan hardly came as some kind of surprise, it was already noted more than once that the very logic of the Cold War would generate active instability along the entire perimeter of the Russian Federation. Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan. Now Kazakhstan’s turn has come. The hour is not far off for the magic kingdom of Berdymukhamedov. The Russian Federation and China, of course, are not too interested in uncontrollable processes in Kazakhstan, considering what is happening, including through the prism of preserving their investments in Kazakhstan and preventing the Americans from using the situation in Kazakhstan in the struggle for control over Central Asia. Well, how, instead of the understandable Nazarbayev and Tokayev, some “democrat” ala Pashinyan will come, then shovel the consequences, especially after fleeing from Afghanistan, the Americans are just looking for a country in Central Asia where a permanent air force base could be deployed. Here we immediately recall Kyrgyzstan, from which, after the color revolution of 2005, the American base was squeezed out for a long time. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke on Tuesday, January 4, with a televised address in connection with unauthorized rallies in the country, in which he called on Kazakhstanis to show prudence and not succumb to provocations.
According to Tokayev, now on the map are the well-being of Kazakhstanis and the country’s place in the modern world. He called the protesters’ calls to attack civil and military departments of Kazakhstan absolutely illegal.
“Dear compatriots, I appeal to you again. Show prudence and do not succumb to provocations from within and from without, the euphoria of rallies and permissiveness. Calls to attack civilian and military offices are completely illegal. This is a crime that can be punished. Power will not fall, ”Tokayev said.
He added that the legal demands of the protesters will be taken into account.
“All legal requests and demands on your part will be carefully considered, and appropriate decisions will be made. A working meeting on all these issues will take place tomorrow. I hope for your prudence, “pointed out Tokayev.
How the situation was reacted in Ukraine and in Russia It is necessary to somehow hint to the insurgent Kazakh people that in the event of a complete success of the revolution, gas will be ten times more expensive, writes Ukrainian politician Max Buzhansky. A 50% discount, or whatever they offer, is a very good result. The vile tyranny in power is always shy, and is ready to bargain and make concessions. Kind and honest young people with good English who replace them, never. This is not the first time I hear from respected people that, they say, the events in Kazakhstan are not an American or European scheme, but primarily a product of internal political alignments. And I willingly believe in it, writes the Telegram channel Major and General
Euromaidan also began as a batch inside Yanukovych’s entourage (the Lyovochkin-Klyuev-Family opposition). But we all know how it ended. This is what I wrote about: any protest movement in Kazakhstan, in Ukraine, or in Belarus will automatically and mechanically be pro-Western, even if there is no direct West in it from the very beginning, and even if the original beneficiaries of the movement are others people. And the guys from the west will be able to freely watch the free circus, having the opportunity to take the wheel at any time and leave the original beneficiaries to freak out from what happened. During the protests due to the increase in egg prices in Iran at the beginning of the 18th year, we initially wrote – nonsense, nothing will happen – in Iran there was the IRGC, the support of power During the protests in Venezuela, we wrote – nonsense, it will end in nothing, there were frostbitten chavistas, support of power During the protests in Belarus, we wrote – nonsense, the system will stand – there was a mustachioed half-Bolshevik power for himself Now we do not give absolutely any predictions, because Nazarbayev / Tokayev has no KSIRA. Follow China’s position.
The protests are being managed by the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan, run by a former minister in one of Nazarbayev’s governments. The main oppositionist of Kazakhstan at home is accused of contract murder and embezzlement of funds, lives in France, but calls on the military and police “to go over to the side of the people.” As the example of Kyrgyzstan shows, a criminal candidate, this is practically the norm. It is also worth noting that among the organizers of the protest is an organization called “Halyk Maidany”. The country’s authorities urge citizens not to succumb to the provocations of extremists and crooks. …