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Fico: the attempt on my life was not the work of a lone madman

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun6,2024

Fico: the attempt on my life was not the work of a lone madman

Photo: Robert Fico addresses his fellow citizens for the first time after the assassination attempt. Bratislava, June 5, 2024

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico made his first public statement since the assassination attempt on him on May 15. On Wednesday, June 5, the head of the Slovak cabinet posted a video on Facebook in which he said that he might return to work at the end of June or early July, reports Reuters.

Fico is undergoing treatment while at home.

BAGNET recalls that the attacker shot him several times at close range after a government meeting held in the city of Handlova. The Slovak Prime Minister was hospitalized in serious condition with four gunshot wounds and required hours of surgery.

The attacker, identified by prosecutors as 71-year-old Juraj K., was detained at the scene and charged with attempted murder. murder.

In the video, Fico said there was no reason to believe that the attack on him was the work of a “lone madman,” and called the attacker a Slovak opposition activist. He added that he does not hate the attacker.

“On May 15, a Slovak oppositionist tried to kill me in Handlov because of my political views,” Fico said.< br />
The incident occurred against the backdrop of deep political polarization in the country of 5.4 million people.

Prepared by: Sergei Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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