The Council of Ministers of Haiti declared martial law in the country after the assassination of President Jovenel Moiz. This was announced by Acting Prime Minister of the Republic Claude Joseph, his words are transmitted by TASS.
The politician called on the population of the country to unite to protect the democratic regime. He promised that all those responsible for the attack on the leader of the state and his wife will be found and brought to justice.
Earlier it became known that a group of unidentified persons attacked the residence of the President of Haiti on the night of July 7. The attackers fatally wounded the head of state with a firearm. The first lady of Haiti, Martin Moise, was also injured in the attack and subsequently died.
The US called the incident a tragedy. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti and noted that the American side is ready to provide any necessary assistance to the country. The diplomat said that Washington continues to collect information about the incident.