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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Survives Assassination Attempt

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Survives Assassination Attempt

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is recovering in the hospital after surviving an assassination attempt. Fico, 59, was shot multiple times during a meeting in the town of Handlova.

The gunman, believed to be a 71-year-old writer, fired at close range, hitting Fico in the stomach and arm. Despite serious injuries, Fico’s surgery went well, and he is now in stable but serious condition.

The attack, described as politically motivated, occurred amidst growing political tension in Slovakia. Fico, a divisive figure known for his controversial stance on military aid to Ukraine and relations with Russia, has faced criticism from various quarters.

In response to the shooting, world leaders condemned the violence, emphasizing the need to uphold democracy and prevent such acts from becoming normalized.

Meanwhile, investigations continue, with authorities examining the circumstances and possible motives behind the attack. The incident has sparked debate about the role of political rhetoric and media in fostering an environment conducive to violence.

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