June 23, 2024

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Slovak Prime Minister undergoes new surgery after the attack

Slovak Prime Minister undergoes new surgery after the attack

Deputy Prime Minister Robert Kalinac said the procedure lasted about two hours at Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica (centre).

He added that their goal was to remove dead tissue from the patient.

Fico was shot in front of the House of Culture where he held an extraordinary meeting with his cabinet, made up of the Smer (Left) party, to which he belonged, the ultra-nationalists of the National Socialist Party and the Social Democrats of Voz (Hlas). -SD).

The perpetrator of the crime is called Juraj Centola, a 71-year-old poet, a resident of the small western town of Levis, in the southwest of the country, and the founder of the reading club and has several published titles, according to his Facebook page.

The Prime Minister returned to the country’s top positions last October, and promised during his election campaign not to direct a single bullet at Ukraine, which puts him outside the official line of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). about this subject.

Described as a left-wing populist sympathetic to the Kremlin, his election sparked some fear among members of the war coalition, as he became the first leader of a member state that did not unite against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the centre. From the conflict in Ukraine.

His election campaign focused on defending national interests and internal political stability at the expense of the country’s international importance, with a foreign policy that analysts described as “sovereign.”

After the attack, senior officials of the Regional Mechanism were quick to strongly condemn the event, as was Ursula von der Leyen, head of the Community Executive, who stated that “such acts of violence have no place in our society and undermine ‘democracy, our most valuable common good’.”

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The same reaction came from other European Union leaders, who wished Fico a speedy recovery.

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