"I think he will survive": the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia spoke about Fico's condition after the assassination attempt

16.05.2024/16/41 XNUMX:XNUMX    867

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was assassinated on Wednesday, May 15, is no longer in a life-threatening condition.

Such a statement was made by the Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Tomas Taraba in an interview with BBC Newshour. He remarked that he believed that Fitzo would survive.

"I was very shocked ... fortunately, as far as I know, the operation went well - and I think he will survive in the end ... he is not in a life-threatening situation at the moment," he said.

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According to Taraba, Fizo was shot "from a very close range".

"He was seriously wounded - one bullet went through the stomach, and the second hit a joint - he was immediately taken to the hospital, and then to surgery," the politician added.

The assassination attempt on Robert Fitzo: highlights

On May 15, the prime minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, was assassinated. He was in the city of Handlova, 190 kilometers from Bratislava - there was an away meeting of the government. It was reported that the official was seriously injured.

The media reported that Fitso had a hemorrhage in the abdominal cavity. The gunman was reported to have been shot once in the stomach, another shot went through the abdomen into the femur and one shot hit the shoulder.

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Local mass media also reported that the 71-year-old shooter may be the famous writer Yurai Chintula. He is an activist of the liberal party "Progressive Slovakia" and had an officially registered weapon.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi reacted to the incident. He condemned the attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and called the attack "terrible".