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Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by God1000(m): 4:16pm On May 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okLmCZzIfSY

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was in a life-threatening condition in hospital Wednesday after he was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt.

The shooting took place after an off-site government meeting in Handlova. Fico was first transported to a local hospital and then taken by helicopter to a major trauma center in Banska Bystrica, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) away.

Footage from the scene shows the injured prime minister being bundled into a vehicle by several of his staff, with the car speeding away from the scene as soon as he is inside.

There was an assassination attempt on R. Fico. He was shot multiple times and is currently in a life-threatening condition. The next few hours will be decisive,” according to a statement on Fico’s official Facebook page.

The suspected gunman was detained at the scene by law enforcement officers, according to Slovakia’s state news agency TASR.

The official statement said the PM was taken to Banska Bystrica instead of the capital city of Bratislava because “an acute intervention” was necessary. Handlova is about two hours’ drive from the capital Bratislava.

Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová condemned what she called a “brutal and reckless” attack on the 59-year-old politician. “I’m shocked. I wish Roberto Fico all the strength in this critical moment to recover from the attack,” Čaputová wrote on Facebook.

Fico won a third term as Slovakian prime minister last October after running a campaign that criticized western support for Ukraine. Fico had pledged an immediate end to Slovak military support for Ukraine and promised to block Ukraine’s NATO ambitions in what would upend Slovakia’s staunch backing for Ukraine.

Ahead of the election, Fico made no secret of his sympathies towards the Kremlin and blamed “Ukrainian Nazis and fascists” for provoking Vladimir Putin into launching the invasion, repeating the false narrative Russia’s president has used to justify his invasion.

While in opposition, Fico became a close ally of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, especially when it came to criticism of the European Union.

Fico previously served as Slovakia’s prime minister for more than a decade, first between 2006 and 2010 and then again from 2012 to 2018. He was forced to resign in March 2018 after weeks of mass protests over the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová. Kuciak reported on corruption among the country’s elite, including people directly connected to Fico and his party SMER.

European leaders immediately condemned the attack. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, tweeted: “I strongly condemn the vile attack on Prime Minister Robert Fico. Such acts of violence have no place in our society and undermine democracy, our most precious common good. My thoughts are with PM Fico, his family.”

And Hungarian Prime Minister Orban added: “I was deeply shocked by the heinous attack against my friend, Prime Minister Robert Fico. We pray for his health and quick recovery! God bless him and his country!”

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/15/europe/slovakia-prime-minister-fico-shooting-intl/index.html

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by olatade(m): 6:41pm On May 15
How can an individual wielding a firearm breach the security perimeter and approach a leader in contemporary times?

This undoubtedly indicates a significant lapse in security protocols.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by iyke109(m): 6:41pm On May 15
Nawa oo FTC
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Pootle: 6:42pm On May 15
i wonder what they would have done if they have the type of our politicians

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by matrix199(m): 6:42pm On May 15
I pray he survives!

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Dpharisee: 6:42pm On May 15
The guy is an ally of Putin despite being in NATO, he feels that Zelensky is a clown for listening to America and provoking Russia into war and wants an end to NATO supplying weapon to Ukraine but to start negotiations.
This is possibly the work of CIA

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Quelme: 6:42pm On May 15
This has CIA/MI6 written all over it.

Fico is Pro Putin and Pro Russian and he may have been targeted for his stance against NATO shipping weapons to Ukraine and their involvement in the war.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by dimexy247(m): 6:43pm On May 15
Sad

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Dony19(m): 6:43pm On May 15
Something way suppose happen for 9ja the happened where them no deserve am

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Pecoleee345: 6:43pm On May 15
Saner climes.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by DeltaOil: 6:44pm On May 15
Na wa oh
Quelme:
This has CIA/MI6 written all over it
More like FSB

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Topman7: 6:44pm On May 15
Terrible.

These barbaric Europeans and their failed politics.

They need to be mature and civilised enough to solve their political issues without looking to assassinate the president.

It would also help if they stopped their Ukraine - Russia war that is threatening to engulf other powers in a global nuclear conflagration.

Barbarians with no sense.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Lordbinsmar: 6:44pm On May 15
angry
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Mandate2023: 6:45pm On May 15
Reason why Nigeria politicians use plenty security details

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by tnerro1(m): 6:45pm On May 15
WW3 loading………
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by RightChanneI: 6:45pm On May 15
He is Anti-Ukraine🇺🇦 RIP Dude

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by ThiefnubuBandit(f): 6:45pm On May 15
Topman7:
Terrible.

These barbaric Europeans and their failed politics.

They need to be mature and civilised enough to solve their political issues without looking to assassinate the president.

It would also help if they stopped their Ukraine - Russia war that is threatening to engulf other powers in a global nuclear conflagration.

Barbarians with no sense.

They are not as barbaric as Gbola Teefnubu who murdered Funsho Williams

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Pootle: 6:46pm On May 15
iyke109:
Nawa oo FTC

hw you take be ftc look up
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by bassdow: 6:46pm On May 15
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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by bassdow: 6:46pm On May 15
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by bassdow: 6:47pm On May 15
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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by BOYS2MEN: 6:47pm On May 15

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by axglide(m): 6:47pm On May 15
So sad. Those security service personnel will be feeling so so bad

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Judolisco(m): 6:48pm On May 15
I pray for quick recovery... Hope the perpetrator was caught...
Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by SlavaUkraini: 6:48pm On May 15
Dony19:
Something way suppose happen for 9ja the happened where them no deserve am

This goes to tell you that Evil knows no borders, tribes or nationality

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Timoleon(m): 6:48pm On May 15
The reason for this is clearly written in the article.

He condemned western support for Ukraine.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Clinghton: 6:49pm On May 15
We don't hear this kind of news in Nigeria.

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by PheelzAlmighty: 6:50pm On May 15
E remain aso rock grin

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Re: Slovakia's PM Robert Fico Shot Multiple Times, In Life Threatening Condition by Tjra: 6:51pm On May 15
Dony19:
Something way suppose happen for 9ja the happened where them no deserve am
You want Gbajue to be shot?

Na wa for you oo. Politics no suppose lead to shootings or shedding of blood.

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