Argentine Justice accepts Cristina Fernandez as a plaintiff in the open case for assassination
The Argentine Justice has accepted this Wednesday the request of Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to be a plaintiff in the case investigating the assassination attempt she suffered at the door of her home on September 1. © Provided by News 360 The vice president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner - RAUL FERRARI / TÉLAM Fernández de Kirchner requested on Tuesday to participate as a plaintiff based on the right granted to her by article 82 of the Argentine Criminal Procedural Code, as reported by the Télam news agency.
The former president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, has attributed the recent attack against the country's vice-president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, to "a group of crazies", ruling out that the assassination attempt was "politically orchestrated". © Provided by News 360 File - Former Argentine President Mauricio Macri. - picture alliance / dpa
Macri admitted that his first reaction upon hearing the news of the attack against Kirchner was of "relief" to know that "luckily it had not gone beyond an attempt", and that the plan to assassinate the vice-president had failed.
"Later, of course, when the grotesque overreaction came, there was already a rejection", said Macri, criticizing the reaction of the authorities after the incident experienced by the vice-president, according to the Argentine newspaper 'Clarín'.
Fourth person arrested for attack on Cristina Fernandez calls incriminating message a «joke»
The leader of the group ‘Los Copitos’, Nicolás Carrizo, arrested since Wednesday for his involvement in the assassination attempt on Cristina Fernández, has assured this Friday that the incriminating messages detected in his cell phone were sent as "a joke" to a relative. © Provided by News 360 The leader of the group 'Los Copitos', Nicolás Carrizo, arrested by the Argentine police. - JULIÁN ÁLVAREZ / TÉLAM The accused testified for three hours and only answered questions from his lawyer, Gastón Marano.
For Macri "it is more than evident" that the attack was not orchestrated by political organizations, a theory defended by Kirchner's lawyers, although he took the opportunity to compare the incident with an "attack" he suffered in Mar del Plata, when "mobilized people" threw stones at him.
"This is not the attack we had (...) in Mar del Plata that could have killed us. The stones thrown by all those people who were mobilized to attack us or in Traful were also members of this Government. Those were political mobilizations to attack us and fortunately nothing happened, but what if it did?
The Argentinean Justice announced last week the prosecution for "attempted aggravated homicide" against the man who fired a gun in the face of the Argentinean vice-president and also his partner, Brenda Uliarte, both arrested after the attempted attack.
However, the decision of the judge in charge of the case does not affect the other two people arrested, Agustina Díaz and Nicolás Carrizo, who are accused of having collaborated with Uliarte in the planning of the attack, according to 'La Nación'.
Sabag Montiel, 35 years old, pointed and shot the Argentine vice-president twice with a gun on September 1, while Uliarte, 23 years old, appears in the investigation as the one who planned the attack together with the assailant.
Zelenskyy's hometown in Ukraine floods after Russian cruise missile strikes break dam .
Flooded areas in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's hometown of Kryvyi Rih began to see some reprieve after officials worked through the night to divert water following a Russian missile strike.Eight cruise missiles hit a hydrotechnical structure in central Ukraine Wednesday evening, breaking a dam on the Inhulets River in what regional officials said was an intentional hit to try and wash away the city.