In Kazakhstan, the work of all banks has been suspended. How informs “Interfax”, said the official representative of the National Bank of the Republic Olzhas Ramazanov.
According to Ramazanov, the work of all financial organizations is temporarily suspended, “taking into account the conduct of counter-terrorism operations by law enforcement agencies and taking into account temporary interruptions in the Internet, as well as to protect the health and life of employees of financial organizations and consumers of financial services.”
Since January 5, non-cash payments have not been made in the country due to the disconnection of the Internet. The day before, it was reported that people were withdrawing money en masse from ATMs.
For the fifth day in Kazakhstan, protests caused by a sharp rise in prices for liquefied gas have not abated. The rallies began on January 2 in Zhanaozen, later the residents of the city were supported in many other settlements. By the evening of January 4, protests gripped most of the country. On January 5, protests intensified, security officials opened fire on the protesters, there are victims. CSTO Collective Security Council announcedthat “peacekeeping forces” will be introduced to Kazakhstan.