Vo Thi Anh takes over as head of state on an interim basis;  expand criminal proceedings against Jeanine Áñez;  Ukrainian minister dies in accident;  Earthquake in Iran

Vo Thi Anh takes over as head of state on an interim basis; expand criminal proceedings against Jeanine Áñez; Ukrainian minister dies in accident; Earthquake in Iran

VIETNAMESE VICE PRESIDENT ASSUMES INTERIM HEAD OF STATE

Vice President of Vietnam Vo Thi Anh Xuan was appointed as the country’s interim president after the National Assembly approved the dismissal of Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who had resigned from his posts. Parliament President Vuong Dinh Hue signed an announcement on behalf of the Legislature Standing Committee to make the appointment official. The appointment is made in accordance with the provisions of the 2013 Constitution of Vietnam, which stipulates that in the absence of the President, the Vice President shall assume his or her duties. (Telesur)

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BOLIVIAN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE EXPANDS CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AGAINST JEANINE ÁÑEZ

The Bolivian Ministry of State decided to expand the criminal case against former de facto President Jeanine Áñez, including her in the Senkata case, for alleged commission of the crimes of genocide, murder and serious and minor injuries during the 2019 coup, which the Bolivian prosecutor’s office has been dem Reported to the First Criminal Court of the City of El Alto. The indictment against the former de facto president centers on the enactment of Supreme Decree 4078 of November 14, 2019, which absolved the military and police from criminal liability for their actions in the Senkata and Sacaba massacres. (Telesur)

UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MINISTER DIES AFTER HELICOPTER SHUTDOWN

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky died along with his deputy and 16 others when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed over the Ukrainian city of Brovary in the Kyiv region. Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yuriy Ihnat indicated that the helicopter was performing State Emergency Service duties, adding that details would have to be awaited from the unit. On the other hand, Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Volodimir Zelenski Alexei Arestovich resigned after admitting that a residential building in the city of Dnipro was destroyed by a Ukrainian projectile, killing more than 40 people. (EFE and Telesur)

MAGNIFICENT 5.4 EARTHQUAKE INJURIES 120 IN NORTHERN IRAN
A magnitude 5.4 earthquake was recorded in northern Iran, injuring around 121 people in the city of Khoi in West Azarbaijan province, according to local authorities. Khoi Governor Zabihullah Kazemi told local media that six of the injured were hospitalized and the rest were treated in various ways. He added that no deaths have been reported as a result of this earthquake, although the extent of the damage will be reported later. (Telesur)