The White House is concerned about the decree of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev on fire without warning. The suppression of protests in Kazakhstan was commented on by the US presidential administration. The corresponding statement was made by the Deputy Press Secretary of the White House Karine Jean-Pierre at a briefing on Friday, January 7.
"This order is a matter of concern and the world will monitor human rights violations. The US calls on government forces to exercise restraint in restoring stability," she said.
Earlier, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered security personnel to open fire without warning in event of further disturbances, adding that those who do not surrender will be "destroyed."
Up to 20,000 “bandits” had attacked the financial capital Almaty and were destroying state property, Tokayev said.
He said peacekeeping forces sent from Russia and neighboring states had arrived on Kazakhstan’s request and were in the country on a temporary basis to ensure security.