NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON
JANUARY 5, 2022
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
The United States is closely following the situation in Kazakhstan, a valued partner. We condemn the acts of violence and destruction of property and call for restraint by both the authorities and protestors. We ask for all Kazakhstanis to respect and defend constitutional institutions, human rights, and media freedom, including through the restoration of internet service. We urge all parties to find a peaceful resolution of the state of emergency.