In a note, Minister Péter Szijjártó wrote that according to Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister on Sunday, the Russian Foreign Ministry provided assistance in evacuating Hungarian citizens trapped in Almaty.
An evacuation plane of the Russian Defense Ministry has just taken off from Almaty airport, which is still closed to commercial traffic, with six Hungarians and their families on board.
Péter Szijjártó added. He pointed out that the seventh Hungarian, who is dual national, did not take advantage of this opportunity.
According to the minister, one of the aircraft of the Hungarian Armed Forces will repatriate the evacuees after landing in Russia.
As we wrote, The protests began on January 2. In Kazan, in the southwestern part of the country, in the Mangstan region of Zhanauzen and Aktau, where residents protested against rising prices for liquefied gas. Two days later, riots broke out in Almaty – and other cities in the country – as protesters clashed with police, including the dead.
Hungarian Foreign Affairs not recommend Entry into Kazakhstan, the country’s worst security category.
“In light of the unrest in the country, the state of emergency imposed, the disruption of traffic and communications, the unavailability of some channels and the curfew imposed in some areas, the Ministry of Environment [Külgazdasági és Külügyminisztérium] It does not recommend traveling to the country,” as stated in the consular service website.
Peter Szijjártó According to the information provided There may be as many as a hundred Hungarian citizens in Kazakhstan, 70-80 of whom work in an energy company, and they have not yet asked for help in returning home.
(Cover photo: The Russian Defense Ministry’s evacuation plane took off from Almaty airport. Photo: Peter Zigarato/Facebook)
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