“The situation has stabilized in all regions of the country,” the office of Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a statement Sunday, after a week of unrest in which he directed security forces in a televised national address Friday to shoot to kill protesters without warning in the Central Asian nation.
During the week, Kazakh security forces killed 26 demonstrators and detained 5,800, the president’s office said Sunday. The statement from the presidency said “a substantial number of foreign nationals” were included among those detained.
Eighteen law enforcement officers also died.
More Russian troops arrived Saturday at Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport, according to video released by Russia’s defense ministry after the president gave his shoot-to-kill address.