The Almaty airport will not work until Friday lunch, January 7, the 24kz state channel reported live, citing the press service of the airport.
Updated by: The suspension of the Almaty airport has been extended until 21:00 (18:00 Moscow time) on January 7, the Khabar-24 TV channel reported, citing the press service of the airline.
On January 5, Almaty airport confirmed that it was under the control of protesters. “There are now about 45 invaders at the airport. When they entered, our staff left the airport. At the time of the seizure, there were no passengers in the terminal. We quickly evacuated passengers in advance. The military left the airport, but we do not know when they left, ”the press service said. Later it was reported that the airport was vacated.
Earlier it was reported that the counter-terrorist operation continues in Almaty.
For the sixth day in Kazakhstan, protests continue, caused by a sharp increase in prices for liquefied gas. 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, to which most people come out with political demands, gripped most of the country.
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