Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan protestPhoto: AP Photo / Vladimir Tretyakov
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The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising against all travel to Kazakhstan that is not strictly necessary.

Due to the unpredictable situation following the demonstrations in the country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all non-essential travel to Kazakhstan.

“Norwegian citizens in the country are encouraged to stay calm and to follow developments in local and international media,” the government wrote on its website on Friday.

Protesters have stormed government buildings in recent days, raided shops, and set fire to cars, and there have been heavy clashes between protesters and riot police.

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has asked the forces to shoot the rebels without warning, adding that “the armed bandits” would be destroyed.

According to the country’s Interior Ministry, at least 26 people have been killed in connection with the protests.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against all travel to Kazakhstan"

  1. Oh gosh. Does this mean I have to cancel my Kazakhstan camel excursion? 🙂
    Meanwhile, VG has an intriguing article about this, quoting a Ukraine national security expert – in Odessa, not Kiev – I trust everyone has heard of “the Odessa” – claiming this will divert Russia away from its threat against Ukraine.
    However, Norway’s own NUPI Russian expert Julie Wilhemsen says these are only a couple thousand security personnel the Russians are sending – not military forces which would be useful for an invasion of Ukraine – so this hasn’t changed Ukraine’s (self-inflicted) danger at all.
    And Julie is right – not the Odessan lady.

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