"Pre-trial investigations have been launched into 13 cases of violence against government officials, hooliganism, and attacks on government buildings. More than 200 people were detained for violations of public order", the ministry said in a statement.
"In Kazakhstan, there is a state of emergency and a curfew (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.). We again recommend that Russian citizens be careful, avoid crowded places, take refuge in hotels/houses, provide food and water supplies, follow events, messages from foreign missions and the Russian Foreign Ministry," the ministry said in a statement.
"I have had a phone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Considering the request of Kazakhstan's president, who expects CSTO support in overcoming the current situation in Kazakhstan, as the chairman of the Collective Security Council, I begin immediate consultations with the leaders of the CSTO countries," Pashinyan wrote on Facebook.
"The terrorist gangs are, in essence, international, they went through serious training abroad and their attack on Kazakhstan can and should be considered an act of aggression," Tokayev said, as broadcast by Khabar 24.