MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 09th January, 2022) The protesters in Kazakhstan demonstrated professional skills, Kazakh acting Interior Minister Yerlan Turgumbayev said on Sunday, adding that the rioters used radio to coordinate their actions.
“The protesters demonstrated professional skills … They used radio stations to coordinate their actions,” Turgumbayev said as aired by Kazakh broadcaster Khabar 24 tv channel.
According to Turgumbayev, the rioters also attacked the buildings of the police and military units in an attempt to seize weapons.
The government declared a state of emergency until January 19. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked for the Collective Security Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) assistance in resolving the issue and CSTO peacekeepers were sent into Kazakhstan. A counter-terrorism operation continues. Tokayev said on Friday that the government had reached a compromise with peaceful protesters on urgent social and economic issues and that he was going to announce specific measures on Tuesday.