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Slovakian President Zuzana Caputova is asking for the EU election campaign in the country to be suspended following the assassination of Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Jaroslav Novak / TASR / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 16.05.2024 12:19:32

Policy: Caputova will also invite Slovak party leaders to a joint meeting. The purpose is to reduce political tensions in society.

The assassination attempt against Fico took place on Wednesday, just a few weeks before the elections for the new EU Parliament. The prime minister was hit by several shots, and his condition remains very serious.

The hospital where he is admitted states that he underwent an operation that lasted five hours, and that the Prime Minister is facing a difficult time before he can recover.

Fico has long been a controversial politician, who, among other things, has stopped the sale of weapons to Ukraine. Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev praised Fico on Thursday, saying he has taken a sensible position towards Russia.

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