Internet Turned off in Kazakhstan
"Confirmed: Kazakhstan is now in the midst of a nationwide internet shutdown after a day of mobile internet disruptions and partial restrictions. This is likely to severely limit coverage of the growing anti-government protests," the monitoring resource said on Twitter.
Earlier, RIA Novosti correspondents were convinced that the websites of some state bodies of Kazakhstan were not opened from abroad, and that the sites of various media did not work either.
The Sputnik Kazakhstan website is temporarily closed due to the lack of internet, the agency reports in its Telegram channel.
According to the agency, the site has been down for about an hour.
Earlier it was reported that the sites of a number of Kazakh media outlets, such as zakon.kz, tengrinews.kz and vlast.kz, were temporarily unavailable from abroad. In addition to the media, access to the websites of some government agencies is also temporarily impossible.
The correspondent of Sputnik Kazakhstan in Almaty was held for about an hour by protesters who seized offices on Republic Square, the agency reports.
As the agency reports, his correspondent managed to get out of the building seized by the protesters, who destroyed the premises of the TV channels' editorial offices.
Moscow is in favor of stabilizing the situation in Kazakhstan within the framework of the constitution, this is precisely what the actions of the country's President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev are aimed at, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The ministry noted that they advocate "a peaceful solution to all problems within the framework of the constitutional and legal field and dialogue, and not through street riots and violation of laws."