President of Kazakhstan Tokayev instructed to speed up the work of the Security Council on the creation of special operations forces
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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the Secretary of the Security Council to speed up work on the creation of special operations forces. This was reported in the press service of the head of the republic, writes RIA Novosti.
Tokayev was informed about the progress of the pre-trial investigation into the events that took place in the regions in the first half of January, as well as about other measures to ensure public safety and law and order in the republic.
The President noted the importance of preventing violation of the rights of residents as a result of the anti-terrorist operation and conducting investigative actions. It is specified that the event was attended by the first heads of the Prosecutor General's Office, the National Security Committee, the ministries of defense and internal affairs, as well as the leadership of the administration of the head of the republic and the apparatus of the Security Council.
Earlier it became known that the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, dismissed the Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the country, Azamat Abdymomunov. Abdymomunov took this position in 2015. He was appointed to this post by the first president of the republic, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
On January 2, protests began in Kazakhstan due to an increase in gas prices for cars from 60 to 120 tenge. In addition to economic demands, the protesters put forward political demands, including the ex-president Nazarbayev's departure from politics. On January 5, the current head of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismissed Nazarbayev from the post of head of the Security Council and took up this position himself.