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‘We will solve this problem in the interests of our country.’ Kazakhstan to negotiate with Moscow over increased Russians migration.

The Kazakh authorities will hold talks with Russia against the backdrop of the mass arrival of Russian citizens in the republic. Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced this at a public meeting in the Turkestan Region.

“A lot of people from Russia have been coming to us in recent days. Most of them are forced to leave because of the current hopeless situation. We must show concern for them and ensure their safety. This is a political and humanitarian issue. I instructed the government to take necessary measures,” the press service of the President said.

According to Tokayev, in the current situation, the citizens of Kazakhstan are obliged “to show humanity, patience and organization.” “We have neither crisis nor panic. People coming from abroad will be helped, but they will not receive any preferential treatment. All work must be done in accordance with the law and our obligations. We will negotiate with the Russian side and solve this problem in the interests of our country,” he said.

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Marat Akhmetzhanov, stated that the republic would not extradite citizens evading mobilization to Russia unless they are put on the international wanted list.

After mobilization was declared in Russia on September 21, Kazakhstan became one of the main destinations for Russians who don’t want to fight in the war. According to the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs, since September 21, about 98,000 Russian citizens entered the republic and 64,000 Russians left the country.

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