What’s happening in Kazakhstan?
Violent protests in Kazakhstan in current days have seen the authorities resign and the declaration of a state of emergency as troops from a Russian-led army alliance head to the Central Asian nation to assist quell the unrest. It is the largest problem to autocratic President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s rule, with preliminary public anger over a spike in gas costs increasing to wider discontent with the federal government over corruption, residing requirements, poverty, and unemployment within the oil-rich, former Soviet nation, in response to human rights organizations.
#UPDATE Kazakhstan‘s interior ministry says 26 “armed criminals” have been killed and 18 wounded since the start of the unrest.
Oil costs edged up on Friday, heading for his or her greatest weekly beneficial properties since mid-December, fuelled by providing worries amid escalating unrest in Kazakhstan and outages in Libya. Brent crude futures climbed 57 cents, or 0.7%, to $82.56 a barrel at 0403 GMT, after a 1.5% bounce within the earlier session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 67 cents, or 0.84%, to $80.13 a barrel, extending a 2.1% achievement within the earlier session.
Violent demonstrations in Kazakhstan had been sparked by rising gas costs. A Russian-led alliance has despatched troops it calls “peacekeepers” to Kazakhstan – after the president requested for assist to quell mass protests throughout the nation. They started on January 1, after the federal government introduced a point improvement in gas costs. Indignation and violence were adopted.
Tweets on Kazakhstan Protest:
#Almaty, the Republic Square tonight: protester holding a banner “we are regular people, not terrorists”. Sign on the statute: “Peacekeepers with weapons are not peacekeepers”. #Kazakhstan is not giving up… pic.twitter.com/zU8QFNfSKF
— Bota Jardemalie 🇰🇿🇧🇪🇪🇺 (@jardemalie) January 6, 2022
President @RTErdogan discusses Kazakhstan with leaders of Turkic States pic.twitter.com/3AlSNwtPFf
— Presidency of the Republic of Türkiye (@trpresidency) January 6, 2022
The Pentagon's privatized policymaking arm the RAND Corporation published a report in 2019 calling for the US to wage proxy war on Russia in Ukraine, Syria, Belarus, Caucasus, & Central Asia — the next region on the list, now being targeted via Kazakhstanhttps://t.co/sp6CTNFDeq pic.twitter.com/yxkxeJRuGh
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) January 6, 2022
⚠️ Update: It's now Friday morning in #Kazakhstan where internet has been shut down for some 36 hours, placing public safety at risk and leaving friends and family cut off.
Connectivity levels continue to flatline at just 5% of ordinary levels.
📰Report: https://t.co/Op5GwzXKbh pic.twitter.com/xQIYdZVhbK
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) January 6, 2022
Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYUwr5U1b3I