Measures to evacuate Russians from Kazakhstan by airplanes of the RF Ministry of Defense are coming to an end, as the situation in the republic has stabilized. This was reported on Thursday, January 13, by the Department of the Situational Crisis Center (DSKTs) of the Russian Foreign Ministry in its Telegram channel.
“In connection with the stabilization of the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, since January 13, passenger flights from the Almaty airport have been resumed. Arrangements for the evacuation of Russian citizens by aircrafts of the Ministry of Defense are coming to an end. We thank our military colleagues and everyone who provided assistance! ” – the message says.
On January 8, in the capital of the republic, Nur-Sultan, a crisis headquarters was opened to evacuate Russian citizens who are stuck in Kazakhstan due to the riots and want to leave for their homeland. In total, 2,241 compatriots returned to their homeland by aircraft of the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of Russia.
Massive protests in Kazakhstan erupted on January 2 due to a sharp increase in gas prices for cars. The economic demands of the protesters were quickly replaced by political ones, in particular, about the departure of the former president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, from politics.