Kazakh Dissident’s Wife Blames Tokayev for Shooting

As this publication reported earlier today, Aidos Sadykov was shot in his vehicle in Kyiv, Ukraine this morning. Sadykov’s wife, journalist Natalya Sadykova has now spoken out. Her statement reads below:

“In Aidos they were shooting in the center of the Ukrainian capital. Brazen, cynical, in the middle of the trouble of the day, in front of the witnesses. This happened when Aydos drove into the yard of our house. I was sitting next to him in the passenger seat.

Now Aidos has been operated on, he is in intensive care in serious condition. Please pray that he survives. My beloved husband is honest, fair and principled, he has always defended the interests of the Kazakhs. I am sure that the client of this temptation is the President of Kazakhstan Tokaev.”

As of this publication, the Kazakh government has made no official statement.