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Slovakian Prime Minister ‘expected to survive’ after assassination attempt

16th May 24 11:45 am

The Slovakian Prime Minister was shot on Wednesday and underwent five hours of surgery overnight and he is set to undergo “another operation.”

Slovakia’s Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kaliňák said on Thursday that Robert Fico is “expected to survive” and he is no longer in a life-threatening condition.

Deputy Prime Minister Tomas Taraba said, “Fortunately as far as I know the operation went well – and I guess in the end he will survive. He’s not in a life-threatening situation at this moment.”

At a press conference in Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava President Zuzana Čaputová said, “We are a nation and together with our minorities, we are one human society which lives in this area.

“We need to condemn violence. Yesterday the attack on Robert Fico was an attack on a human being, but also an attack on democracy.

“Last but not least, we would like to ask all those who speak about this for no hate.

“Today with the incoming president we agreed that we are going to ask all parliamentary parties to calm the situation down. If we want to carry out this public function in our state , we need to keep under control our thoughts and our words.”

Fico has come under fire recently as he has opposed Ukraine’s membership for NATO and has claimed that life in Kyiv is “normal.”

The shooting took place in broad daylight outside the House of Culture in Handlova as he was meeting his supporters, the Prime Minister has been “shot multiple times.”

Four shots rang out after Fico walked outside following a government meeting and the Slovakian Prime Minister was shot in the stomach.

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