The first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, is in the capital of the republic. This was stated by the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Azerbaijan Serzhan Abdykarimov.
“Nazarbayev is in the capital of Kazakhstan. He held several telephone conversations with the leaders of friendly countries and is in constant contact with the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is constantly monitoring the situation,” the diplomat is quoted as saying RIA News…
Earlier, a number of media outlets reported that Nazarbayev left the country amid the unrest. It was said that he went to China. The PRC Foreign Ministry denied these reports. “This is absolutely false information,” they noted in Beijing, drawing attention to the words of the press secretary of the first president of Kazakhstan, who said that Nazarbayev was in Nur-Sultan.
Recall that in early January, a wave of protests against the increase in gas prices for cars swept across Kazakhstan, which escalated into riots, government buildings, police officers and the military were attacked. A state of emergency has been declared in the country. After the appeal of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the CSTO countries sent peacekeepers to the republic.