In his first appearance after the attack, Robert Fico says that the criminal has a relationship with opposing parties to the government

The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, appeared on video for the first time since he was shot. In a post released on social media on Wednesday (June 5, 2024), he blamed the opposition for the attack on May 15.

During a recorded speech, Fico said he was still recovering from his injuries. The politician, who is 59 years old, was seriously injured after being attacked with 4 shots at a government meeting in the city of Handlová.

In the 15-minute video, he accused the opposition to the government of planning the attack. He defined the group as “violent and failed”.

Despite the harsh tone in his words, the prime minister adopted a calm stance. “I don’t feel hatred for the stranger who shot me. I will not take legal action against him.”he declared.

I fear that the media will minimize the assassination attempt. The prime minister was seriously injured and is under medical care even after being discharged.

He also criticized Western democracies for interfering in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, stating that the Slovak opposition became aggressive after the government’s refusal to take action in the war. “Anyone who does not identify with this opinion is politically marginalized.“, these.

Still recovering, Robert Fico confirmed that he should return to his duties by the beginning of July.


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