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Slovak PM in first government meeting since assassination attempt – media

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FILE PGOTO: Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico © Global Look Press / Tomas Tkacik.

Robert Fico survived after being shot four times at close range in May.

Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, has taken part in his cabinet’s meeting for the first time since the May assassination attempt, the local TASR news agency reported on Tuesday. The session was reportedly focused on an EU-backed reform plan agenda as well as drawing funds provided by Brussels.

Bratislava has not officially commented on the report. The 59-year-old prime minister, who survived after a gunman shot him four times at close range, returned to his duties in early June, but was fulfilling them remotely as he was still recovering from his injuries.

Last Friday, he participated in a commemoration of the arrival of ninth-century Byzantine missionaries Cyril and Methodius to Slovakia, which is a national holiday in the country. It was his first public appearance since the incident.

At that time, he also praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s latest peace initiatives. Orban made surprise visits to Kiev and Moscow within the span of just several days to discuss ways to resolve the Ukraine conflict. The move drew criticism from Brussels and some other EU members, however, Fico lauded Orban’s decision and said he would have gone too, had his health allowed it.

The Slovak prime minister has been known from criticizing the EU stance on the Ukraine conflict. He also accused the parties that ruled Slovakia from 2020 to 2023 of doing whatever larger Western democracies demanded, including treating Russia and China as “mortal enemies” and “looting” Slovak military stockpiles to provide weapons to Ukraine.

In June, he stated that Kiev’s Western backers “do not want peace” and only provoke new rounds of tensions. According to him, NATO “sanctified the concept of the single correct opinion – namely that the war in Ukraine must continue at any cost in order to weaken the Russian Federation.”

Earlier, Slovakia’s Special Criminal Court stated that Fico’s shooter was largely motivated by his government’s decision not to send arms to Ukraine.

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  1. He’s a boody hero, I loved the mention of the celebration of the ninth-century Byzantine missionaries Cyril and Methodius to Slovakia, that is gob smacking amazing!
    Not even the UK has that history.
    I liked Bratislavia there’s an amazing monestry/fortification on the hill there.The commies had a good go at it making it look very dull and I think the Nazis had there offices there too.

    Interesting fact, it was St.Thomas who came to India in 52 AD. Just awesome. A colleague who happens to be from a Hindu background tried to tell me it was the Brits, y’know those colonists that brought Christianity to India. Oh dear.

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