Slovakia’s prime minister out of danger after assassination attempt

Slovakia’s prime minister out of danger after assassination attempt
Slovakia’s prime minister out of danger after assassination attempt

The life of Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Ficoalready is not in dangerhis deputy prime minister, Robert Kalinak, said this Sunday after the assassination attempt that he suffered this week. Fico, 59, has been hospitalized since Wednesday, when a man shot four timesone of them in the abdomen.

“His life is no longer in danger, but His condition remains serious and requires intensive care.“Kalinak told the press. The Slovak Prime Minister underwent a five-hour operation on Wednesday and another two hours on Friday. “We can consider that his condition is stable, with a positive prognosis“Kalinak said in front of the hospital.

The alleged shooter, identified by Slovak media as 71-year-old poet Juraj Cintula, was accused of attempted premeditated murder and the Sabbath was put into preventive prison. Fico was shot when he was going to greet your supporters after a government meeting in the mining town of Handlova, in the center of the country.

Kalinak noted that Fico had suffered four gunshot wounds, one of them serious. Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok said that if one of the shots “had come a few centimeters higher, would have hit the prime minister’s liver“.

Fico, who headed the government between 2006-2010 and 2012-2018, has once again held the position of prime minister since his centrist populist party, the Smer-SDwon the general election last year.

He achieved this new mandate after campaigning on peace proposals between Russia and Ukraine, Slovakia’s neighbor, and after promising to stop sending military aid to kyiv, which he did after being elected.

 
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