Today, Saturday, the Russian Embassy in Kazakhstan revealed that the Russian Defense Ministry’s military transport aircraft will evacuate Russians from Kazakhstan, starting tomorrow, Sunday.
“Taking into account the suspension of regular passenger flights via Alma-Ata between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation, two flights will be implemented on January 9, 2022,” the embassy said in a statement.
The statement also indicated that “the timing of the two flights will be from 17:00 to 18:00 from the international airport of this city via the Alma-Ata – Ivanovo route and Alma-Ata – Orenburg.”
The statement indicated that “the flights will be carried out by the military transport aviation of the Russian Ministry of Defense, to evacuate Russian citizens.”
Kazakhstan has also been witnessing a wave of protests for days that began with economic demands, which turned into violent clashes between demonstrators and security forces in a number of cities, including Almaty, the country’s largest.
The protests began in the western regions of the country against the backdrop of a sharp rise in gas prices, and despite the authorities’ agreement to reduce prices to their previous level, the demonstrations did not subside but spread to other parts of the country, prompting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to dismiss the government and declare a state of emergency across the country, including The capital is Nur-Sultan.
And the countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization announced earlier, the sending of peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan after the President of Kazakhstan appealed to the leaders of the member states of the organization to help his country overcome what he described as “the terrorist threat.”
The collective peacekeeping forces include, in addition to the forces of the Russian Federation, units of the armed forces of Belarus, Armenia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan