Global outcry as Slovak PM fights for life

15 Maj 2024, 18:40World News TEMA

Global outcry as Slovak PM fights for life

May 15, 2024 - In a startling turn of events, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was the target of an assassination attempt today. The incident took place after a political event, leaving the Prime Minister critically wounded. He was quickly transported to a hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

The swift apprehension of the suspect by the police has led to an ongoing investigation to uncover the motive behind the attack. Meanwhile, the global community has been quick to respond, with leaders expressing their concern and solidarity with Slovakia.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed his shock at the news and extended his thoughts to Prime Minister Fico and his family. Slovakia’s outgoing President Zuzana Caputova condemned the attack as “brutal and ruthless,” emphasizing its impact on democracy. President-elect Peter Pellegrini called for respectful democratic discourse and highlighted the threat such acts pose to democratic principles. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg also conveyed his shock and dismay at the shooting.

Adding to these voices, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen condemned the “vile attack,” highlighting the attack’s affront to democracy and expressing solidarity with PM Fico and his family.

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