By Ivan Maltsev
The Department of State is in close contact with the Haitian government and the FBI to release the hostages.
The United States will do everything possible to free American and Canadian Christian missionaries abducted in Haiti by members of an organized criminal group, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday.
“Our administration has focused a lot of attention on this,” Blinken said, speaking at a press conference during a visit to Ecuador, “We will do everything possible to help solve this problem.”
According to Blinken, the Department of State is in close contact with the Government of Haiti and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with the abduction of a group of 17 missionaries, for each of whom the bandits demand a ransom of $ 1 million.
“Unfortunately, this also indicates that there is a much bigger problem… In Haiti, the security situation is quite unstable,” Blinken noted, “It cannot continue like this. This is certainly not conducive to the climate… in particular, to attract investments that should come to Haiti.”
Gangster groups control a large area of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, as a result of the political crisis, including the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, which occurred on July 7.