The younger brother of the former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Bolat left Kazakhstan. About it informs Radio Azattyk. According to these data, on January 6, he and “five or six other people” crossed the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border, and then flew from Kyrgyzstan to Dubai.
Aliya Kurbanova, a spokeswoman for Manas Airport, confirmed to Radio Azattyk that on January 6, a private jet flew from Dubai to Bishkek.
“The Bombardier plane landed at Manas International Airport on January 6, 2022. He came from Dubai. Who owns the plane is unknown. Who are the passengers of the commercial aircraft, we do not know. This is not part of our responsibilities, ”Kurbanova said.
Kyrgyz officials neither denied nor confirmed reports that Bolat Nazarbayev was flying out of Bishkek. The border guard refused to provide information, saying that the disclosure of data is against the law.
January 8 Bellingcat investigators reported on the creation of a database on flights to and from Kazakhstan by business jets and military aircraft. The authors of the project reported on private jets flying from Kazakhstan towards London and Geneva since January 4.
On January 7, the Telegram channel of Orda.kz reported that Nursultan Nazarbayev and his daughters and their families had already left Kazakhstan, and only Bolat Nazarbayev remained in the country. On January 8, Nazarbayev’s press secretary, Aidos Ukibay, announced that the ex-president, who had previously been ousted from the post of head of the Security Council, was in the capital of Kazakhstan.
Instagram data-account Nazarbayev’s daughter Aliya testified that she might be in the UAE. Service defined the location of the device in the UAE in the “Account Information” section. Aliya’s account has been verified with a blue checkmark, which means it really belongs to her. By rules Instagram, the location of such accounts may be displayed publicly, unless the owner himself changes the settings and does not disable this feature.
On January 18, Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation for the first time regarding the January events.
The ex-president of Kazakhstan said that he “did not leave anywhere” and is “on a well-deserved rest in the capital of Kazakhstan.” Nazarbayev pointed out that current President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev now “possesses full power” and is the head of the country’s Security Council. “Soon the president will be elected chairman of the Nur Otan party. Therefore, there is no conflict or confrontation in the elite. Rumors on this topic are absolutely groundless,” Nazarbayev said.
In the address, Nazarbayev called himself a pensioner. “Responding to numerous appeals addressed to me and in connection with publications in the media, I inform you that in 2019 I transferred the powers of the president to Kasym-Jomart Tokayev and since then I have been a pensioner,” he said.