Russian woman Maria Kim, who died during the pogroms in the Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan, died from a gunshot wound. This was reported in the regional police department, writes RIA Novosti.
“She died from a gunshot wound during the riots, when the assembled armed men began to shoot,” the report says. It is noted that the data on stab wounds indicated in the media publication do not correspond to reality.
Earlier, the Russian embassy announced the death of Kim during protests in Kazakhstan. According to media reports, she was stabbed seven times and finished off with a control shot to the head as she closed the coffee shop. Marauders tried to rob the premises.
Protests in Kazakhstan began on January 2 in connection with the rise in prices for liquefied gas. As a result, economic demands were replaced by political ones, the protesters demanded the resignation of the government and ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s departure from politics. The protests turned into riots. Government buildings were set on fire in different regions.