Kazakh Interior Minister: Criminals wore military and police uniforms to discredit authorities

The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan (in the rank of acting) Yerlan Turgumbayev announced to his compatriots the chronology of events that led to the riots in the country. On January 9, the statement was circulated by the department on social networks.

On January 2, a rally was held in Mangistau Oblast, at which dissatisfaction with the increase in fuel prices was expressed. The government took measures to remedy the situation. At the same time, the protesters did not stop expressing their dissatisfaction, putting forward new ultimatum demands. Law enforcers and functionaries promptly on the spot proposed solutions to the regular issues raised by citizens.

However, the protesters did not go to dialogue. In the regional center (the city of Aktau) and districts of the region, numerous groups of protest-minded people began to gather. Employees of oil-producing companies joined the protest actions. They blocked roads and railways, blocked railway stations and the airport. As a result, all types of transport were stopped, the infrastructure and life of the whole region were paralyzed. The protesters showed aggression against the authorities and security forces, disobeying their lawful demands from the police to prevent violations of public order. Official vehicles were damaged, and the buildings of the akimat (administration) and police were surrounded.

On January 4, in most regions of Kazakhstan, groups from 500 to 4 thousand people gathered at the same time and began an armed seizure of the buildings of akimats and police. After that, the assailants engaged in pogroms, arson of administrative buildings and official vehicles, theft of property, beatings of citizens, military and police officers. The situation in the city of Almaty became especially complicated.

In this city, the protesters did not demand anything and refused to communicate. The security forces took measures to block illegal actions. Numerous groups of thugs in different parts of the city attacked patrol squads. They seized seven gun shops, where they took away weapons and ammunition, took possession of public transport and communal technique, which was rammed by squads of law enforcement forces. They threw Molotov cocktails at the security officials, used firearms, set fire to official vehicles, including fire engines. In addition, ambulance cars were not allowed to the conflict sites to provide medical assistance to the victims. The attackers also organized several attacks on the building of the city akimat and TV channels. However, despite the numerical superiority of the attackers, the police and military personnel of the city of Almaty managed to repel the attack.

He added that on January 5, a crowd of 20 thousand people gathered at the same time in the center of Almaty, who arrived from the outskirts of the metropolis. They made an attempt to seize the akimat and, due to their significant numerical superiority, they managed to break into the building. Under the onslaught of a crowd of thousands, the defenders of the building were forced to retreat to avoid casualties.

The persons who broke into the building plundered the property and set fire to the akimat. They beat and mocked police officers and military school cadets. They took away their uniforms from the military and police, put them on and committed illegal actions to discredit the authorities. Then they began to shoot in the streets of the city from firearms, killing the security forces and ordinary citizens. Lost shops, financial organizations and other dangerous acts.

About 800 criminals seized the Almaty airport, looted and set it on fire, causing a collapse of air traffic. At the same time, protesters everywhere showed well-coordinated and professional skills. There was discipline and organization in their actions. They disabled street surveillance cameras and barricaded approaches to their places of concentration, placing observers along the perimeter. Coordinated their actions on radio stations.
  • Used photographs: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan
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  1. Bakht Online Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 January 2022 17: 59
    They took away their uniforms from the military and police, put them on and committed illegal actions, to discredit the authorities.

    No comment. It would be better not to say anything.

    EXCUSE Worse Misdemeanor
    Once Timur asked Moll:
    - Molla, what does it mean: an apology is worse than a misdemeanor.
    - Eternal life and health to the sovereign! These are Persian words, and their meaning is this: sometimes apologizing is even worse than making a mistake.
    Timur did not understand, and Malla began to explain to him.
    “Suppose a man made a mistake, and then came to ask for a petition, but his apology turns out to be even worse than his misbehavior.
    Timur did not understand again.
    No matter how much Molla tried, but could not really explain to Timur the meaning of these words. Finally, he got angry and said:
    - What a fool you are! Just three words and you can't explain. Look, I give you a time until I count to a hundred, you must explain to me. If you don’t explain, I will order your head to be cut off.
    Mopla, without saying a word, approached Timur and painfully pinched him on the side. Timur screamed loudly and turned to Molle:
    - Are you crazy? What are you doing?
    Molla bowed to him and said:
    - I beg your pardon, oh sovereign! I dreamed that I was at home - and you are my wife.
    - What are you talking about? - Timur shouted.
    - Do not be angry, sir! - answered Molla. “That's when an apology is worse than a wrongdoing.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 January 2022 18: 42
    Yes. We couldn't even think of an excuse logically.
  3. Xuli (o) Tebenado 9 January 2022 20: 27
    Where are the snipers? Where did the snipers disappear to?
    They were, I remember exactly:
    in January 1991 in Vilnius during the storming of the television center;
    in both Chechen wars, there are different "white tights" - athletes from the Baltic States;
    on the outskirts of the Maidan, they were shooting at "Berkut" and at the Maidan.
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 10 January 2022 01: 21
      Not delivered, there was no time, plus problems with logistics - covid, customs, holidays. Drunk or hungover is no longer a sniper ...