‘Proton’ Missile Falls on Kazakhstan

Other News Materials 6 September 2007 16:51 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana / Тrend corr V. Sharifov, K. Konyrova / The Kazakhstan Government is attempting to control the situation regarding the falling of a 'Proton' missile into the country's territory, the Prime Minister, Karim Masimov, told journalists in Astana on 6 September. He was commenting on the measures taken by his administration.

A 'Proton' missile fell 80km from Dzhezkazgan at 04:45 (Astana time).

"This morning I signed a governmental decree to establish a state commission headed by the Emergency Situations Minister, Victor Khrapunov. I promise that the offenders will be punished and they will compensate for their ecological damage," the Prime Minister said.

According to Masimov, an investigation is being carried out at the location of where the missile landed.