“Gorbachev in Foros”: why Nazarbayev was silent with an appeal for 16 days

Why he could not apply earlier, what posts he gave to Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev – in the RBC video On January 18, Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the people: there is no conflict in power, I am leaving my posts. After the protests began, he was silent for 16 days.