Before Tokayev’s statement, there was growing concern among Kazakhs about the crisis arising in the area of residence due to the arrival of a large number of Russians in the country.
President of Kazakhstan Kasim-Jomart Tokayev said that his country follows the announcement of partial mobilization in Russia Russia Kazakhstan is planning to negotiate with Moscow regarding the large flow of its citizens.
Tokayev added that protecting the safety of Russian migrants is an important task:
“We don’t have any crisis. Our government must do its job. No special allowances will be given to those who come to the country, but necessary support will be provided. All necessary procedures will be carried out in accordance with the laws of the country. we Russia We should negotiate with and solve this issue taking into account the interests of our people.
Are they evicting Kazakh tenants?
Before Tokayev’s statement, there was growing concern among Kazakhs about the crisis in the area of residence due to the arrival of a large number of Russians in the country.
Some media reports said that landlords were evicting Kazakh tenants to accommodate Russians who paid more.
The flow of people from Russia to Kazakhstan has caused such difficulties that a local cinema in the city of Oral has been set aside for the migrants to spend the night.
Prime Minister Alikhan Smaylov also said that the problems of Russian migrants should be solved taking into account the interests of Kazakhs.
Smaylov’s proposal to give special registration documents and jobs to Russians a day ago caused criticism.
Mobilization station on the border
Vladimir Putin announced partial mobilization on September 21. Some Russian media organizations report that 260,000 people have fled the country since then.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan reported on September 21 that 98,000 Russian citizens entered the country.
Colonel Aslan Atalikov, head of the Kazakhstan Migration Committee, said that 40,000 of them have already gone to other countries, mainly Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
Minister of Internal Affairs Marat Akhmetzyanov said on September 27 that those who came to Kazakhstan fleeing mobilization will be returned to Russia if they are on Russia’s wanted list.
The leadership of Russia’s North Ossetia-Alania region said that a mobilization point will be established on the border with Georgia from September 27, and those who want to avoid mobilization will be included in the army.