Assault on Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico Leaves Him Critically Injured


Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico was subjected to a deadly attack while addressing the public following a cabinet meeting. During his speech, assailants opened fire on him, resulting in critical injuries to his chest and stomach.

The incident, reminiscent of the shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saw multiple rounds fired at Prime Minister Fico. He has been hospitalized and is currently undergoing treatment. The details of his condition are yet to be disclosed.

The attack, carried out by an individual believed to be 71 years old, led to the arrest of a suspect by security forces. However, it remains uncertain whether this individual was the sole attacker or part of a group. Investigations are ongoing, and authorities are interrogating the detained individual.

Prime Minister Fico, serving his fourth term after being elected last year, vowed to prioritize Slovakia's interests and reduce military support to Ukraine. His close association with Putin has drawn attention, though the motive behind the attack remains unclear.

Slovakia, located in Eastern Europe, shares its borders with Ukraine to the east, the Czech Republic to the west, Poland to the north, and Hungary to the south. Despite being landlocked, it plays a crucial geopolitical role in the region.