“Products cannot be bought.” An inside look at the disaster in Almaty

Plot Protests in Kazakhstan amid rising gas prices

As of & nbsp; today, a state of emergency is maintained in & nbsp; Alma-Ata, a curfew is in effect. Large shops and public transport do not & nbsp; work. And & nbsp; residents practically do not & nbsp; leave their homes. journalist Sergey Kozlov, AiF-Kazakhstan spoke about the & nbsp; shortage of food in the city, problems with calling an ambulance and & nbsp; the mood of residents.

“ Another alarming day in & nbsp; Alma-Ata. The state of emergency declared earlier is maintained, and the curfew is in effect. The tension among the townspeople does not & nbsp; subside. Here is a scene that a neighbor watched from his balcony last night. Separate shots are heard somewhere. Two young men are walking slowly along the central avenue named after Abulai Khan and & nbsp; they see that a showcase is completely taken out across the street in a fashion store. They cross the street, and & nbsp; one stands on the & nbsp; streamer, the second enters the & nbsp; boutique and & nbsp; leaves there with & nbsp; clothes. Crossing the street back, and & nbsp; along the & nbsp; path, a lucky & bdquo; store visitor & ldquo; takes off his jacket, puts on the just & bdquo; obtained & ldquo; shirt and & nbsp; they, having fun talking, continue their walk. ''

The journalist emphasizes that the houses have electricity, running water and heating. The mobile and & nbsp; city telephone service works, but the internet is turned off. This further exacerbates another problem & nbsp; & mdash; lack of cash in the & nbsp; townspeople, who in recent years have been paying more and more with & nbsp; using bank cards and & nbsp; mobile phones. Now & nbsp; same to pay for & nbsp; products and & nbsp; medicines is possible only in cash. Pharmacies are not & nbsp; closed, but & nbsp; are protected & nbsp; & mdash; said & nbsp; he.

Kozlov notes that in the city there are big problems with & nbsp; products, and & nbsp; in many places & nbsp; cannot be bought.

“ With & nbsp; products for & nbsp; people today are the main problem. Bazaars and & nbsp; large grocery stores are still closed, and & nbsp; shops and & nbsp; small outlets clearly cannot & nbsp; cope with & nbsp; supply people with everything they need. Moreover, in & nbsp; different districts of Alma-Ata, the situation is not & nbsp; the same. Somewhere it is easier, but somewhere it is simply impossible to buy groceries. At the same time, sellers refer to & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; suppliers do not have fuel for transport. Many gas stations are still closed. And & nbsp; they just can't & nbsp; give a lift. Therefore, the shops are selling & nbsp; what they still have in & nbsp; past days. For & nbsp; for example, in the & nbsp; area of ​​the Vistula River at & nbsp; the intersection of it & nbsp; with & nbsp; Gogol Street, and & nbsp; this is a residential area where & nbsp; mostly multi-storey residential buildings, not & nbsp; the local bazaar and & nbsp; all the shops in & nbsp; You can't buy flour, eggs, or vegetables. And & nbsp; bread here can be purchased only from & nbsp; one well-known baker in & nbsp; these places, Uzbek by & nbsp; nationality. And & nbsp; turn to & nbsp; according to & nbsp; the expression of one local resident, as in the & nbsp; mausoleum. This socially responsible manufacturer sells for & nbsp; two cakes per & nbsp; hands, but & nbsp; did not & nbsp; raise the price & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; told the journalist.

According to & nbsp; he said, yesterday many residents of the city center complained that in some shops, for example, potatoes, where they & nbsp; can still be bought, suddenly jumped in & nbsp; price from about 120 tenge to & nbsp; 450, which is about 75 & nbsp; rubles. But & nbsp; today the price, by & nbsp; surprise, almost returned to & nbsp; the previous one. And & nbsp; in the so-called upper part of the city, this is Druzhba Avenue and & nbsp; Amarova Street, shops do not & nbsp; work at all. And & nbsp; the only grocery store in & nbsp; in the morning sold everything that was in & nbsp; literally in & nbsp; 40 & nbsp; minutes. Public transport is still not available. However, some taxi companies still provide their services. Generally & nbsp; the same cars on & nbsp; streets move, however, very rarely and & nbsp; slowly. So if you need to get where you need to, theoretically everything & nbsp; is possible.

In addition to groceries, the & nbsp; citizens had big problems with the & nbsp; availability of emergency medical care. “ With & nbsp; calling an ambulance, the townspeople had very serious problems. An elderly mother broke her leg at the & nbsp; & nbsp; staircase, but & nbsp; at the & nbsp; ambulance station, when they called there, they answered that they could not & nbsp; come. Why? They just don’t & nbsp; come and & nbsp; everything. Maybe this is due to the fact that the demonstrators have attacked & nbsp; ambulances over the past two days, and & nbsp; many doctors have suffered. '' general attitude to & nbsp; what is happening & nbsp; & mdash; bewilderment.

“ It is not clear what is being done '', & nbsp; & mdash; said a 50-year-old Kazakh woman. Who organized all this? What for? And & nbsp; a respectable elderly man noticed that “ they share power there, and & nbsp; do not pay special attention to us. We will survive as best we can. The main thing is to put things in order as soon as possible, and & nbsp; then & nbsp; people will go berserk.

The & nbsp; same opinion and & nbsp; representatives of the younger generation. But & nbsp; everyone was a little distracted by the third appeal of the President of Kazakhstan Tokayev to the & nbsp; people of the country, in which he & nbsp; assured that life would get better very quickly. They believed the president, of course. But & nbsp; so far, people are very worried, and & nbsp; that their & nbsp; awaits tomorrow. Lack of food, not & nbsp; will be able to cash out and & nbsp; pay for & nbsp; bread and & nbsp; medicines, it will be impossible to get emergency medical care. With these questions, Almaty residents spent one more night in the & nbsp; new reality. Well at least the shots and explosions stopped. The thugs with & nbsp; marauders have gone somewhere & quot; & nbsp; & mdash; he commented on the situation.

Massive protests in Kazakhstan over gas prices

In Nur-Sultan (the new capital of Kazakhstan), the police disperse the protesters. © http://www.youtube.com/

In Alma-Ata (the former capital of Kazakhstan), protesters march. Social networks and messengers do not work in the city. © YouTube

According to reports from social networks, protesters in Uralsk and Aktobe want to spend the night in the central squares of cities. They light fires and sing. © http://www.youtube.com/

In Uralsk (North Kazakhstan), people are preparing to storm the administration. According to social media reports, a Muslim slogan is shouting in the crowd. © http://www.youtube.com/

Police and protesters prepare for clashes at Republic Square in Almaty. The screenshot of the video shows an explosion, probably a flash bang. © http://www.youtube.com/

The government commission met with the activists gathered on the Yntymak square in the city of Aktau. Official information resource of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, primeminister.kz/ru/

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev addressed the people. He asked citizens not to succumb to provocations. Tokayev promised to take into account all legal requests and requirements. © http://www.youtube.com/

© RIA Novosti/Sputnik

© RIA Novosti/Kamshat Abdirayym

© RIA Novosti

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Mass protests in Kazakhstan due to gas prices

In Nur-Sultan (the new capital of Kazakhstan), the police disperse the protesters. © http://www.youtube.com/

In Alma-Ata (the former capital of Kazakhstan), protesters are marching. Social networks and messengers do not work in the city. © YouTube

According to reports from social networks, protesters in Uralsk and Aktobe want to spend the night in the central squares of cities. They light fires and sing. © http://www.youtube.com/

In Uralsk (North Kazakhstan), people are preparing to storm the administration. According to social media reports, a Muslim slogan is shouting in the crowd. © http://www.youtube.com/

Police and protesters prepare for clashes at Republic Square in Almaty. The screenshot of the video shows an explosion, probably a flash bang. © http://www.youtube.com/

The government commission met with the activists gathered on the Yntymak square in the city of Aktau. Official information resource of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, primeminister.kz/ru/

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev addressed the people. He asked citizens not to succumb to provocations. Tokayev promised to take into account all legal requests and requirements. © http://www.youtube.com/

© RIA Novosti/Sputnik

© RIA Novosti/Kamshat Abdirayym

© RIA Novosti

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