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Slovakia’s Prime Minister Fico ‘fighting for his life’ after being shot multiple times

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Jan Kroslak/TASR via AP

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico is “fighting for his life” in hospital, a government official warned Wednesday, after he was shot five times in an assassination attempt.

Slovakian Defense Minister Robert Kaliňák said that Fico had been in surgery for three and a half hours. “His medical state is really very complex,” he told reporters.

“We are singularly focused on the health of Robert Fico. And we are hoping he will be strong enough to pull through,” Kaliňák added.

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