Kazakhstan security forces detained 7,939 people, due to the last week’s unrest across the country, Interior Ministry reported on Monday.
Earlier today, internet access in Almaty has been restored throughout the city, and mobile communication has also started working without interruptions.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan announced that the situation in the country has become under control.
It is worth mentioning that, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged in a telephone call with his Kazakh counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi for a peaceful settlement for the situation in Kazakhstan.
Blinken renewed the United States’ full support for Kazakhstan’s constitutional institutions and media freedom, according to what was published by the US State Department, in a statement on its website, today, Friday.
The two ministers discussed the ongoing state of emergency currently imposed in Kazakhstan. Blinken also called for a peaceful settlement of the crisis.
Since the beginning of January, Kazakhstan has been witnessing massive demonstrations accompanied by violence, in protest against a huge increase in liquefied petroleum gas prices.