OREANDA-NEWS. Russia is ready to provide Kazakhstan with non-military assistance, Vladimir Dzhabarov, First Deputy Head of the International Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, said on January 5.

“I think that the authorities of Kazakhstan will sort it out, cope with the situation. They are actively working to relieve tension in society. We wish our Kazakh friends and brothers a successful way out of this situation, Russia is always there, ready to provide assistance, "Dzhabarov told Interfax, explaining that we are talking, for example, about economic assistance.

Also, a member of the Federation Council noted that he does not consider what is happening in Kazakhstan as a political crisis.

“I would not give such harsh assessments as a political crisis, this can happen in any country. This was the case in other post-Soviet countries as well, ”the politician said.

The protests in Kazakhstan began on January 4 and continue to this day. So, on January 5, protesters broke into the administration building in Alma-Ata. Attempts to attack the administration were made in several other cities of Kazakhstan.

In the center of Almaty, protesters also clash with the police.

As a result of the protests, 190 people, including 137 police officers, sought medical help. 40 people were hospitalized, seven of them are in intensive care.

On the same day, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, signed a decree on the resignation of the government of the republic amid mass protests. Also, the head of the republic introduced a state of emergency in Alma-Ata, Alma-Ata and Mangistau regions. It will operate in these regions from January 5-19.

Clashes between security officials and demonstrators broke out in a number of cities in Kazakhstan on the evening of January 4. Then fierce protests took place in the center of Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Aktau and other settlements of the country.