Haiti declares 15-day national mourning after President’s assassination

The Haitian authorities declared 15 days (from 8 to 22 July) of national mourning in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. It is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the prime minister’s office.

It is also noted that martial law will last for the same number of days in the country.

We will remind, earlier today it became known that the head of state was mortally wounded in an attack by unknown persons on his residence on Wednesday night. During the attack, his wife Martin Moise was also wounded, she was taken to the hospital.

Some media reported that the first lady subsequently passed away, however, as stated by the Haitian ambassador to the United States, Edmond Bokshit, Martin Moise is alive and in critical condition, she is being evacuated to the American city of Miami for treatment.

And about. Haitian Prime Minister Claude Joseph, in turn, asked “the international community to start an investigation into the murder, and the UN – to organize a meeting of the Security Council.”

A source RIA Novosti also clarified that Mexico and the United States requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday on the situation in Haiti after the assassination of the country’s president.

Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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