Robert Fico

  • 16 May 2024

On 15th May 2024, Slovakia's Prime Minister, Robert Fico, was gravely wounded in an attempted assassination following a political event, sparking shock and concern across the nation and Europe.

  • Fico, a pro-Russian leader, was shot multiple times in the abdomen after a meeting with supporters.
  • The attack had a clear political motivation, according to the interior and defense ministers.
  • Fico's return to power on a pro-Russian stance raised concerns about Slovakia's alignment with the Western mainstream.
  • Thousands protested against Fico's policies, fearing a shift away from the pro-Western course.
  • The shooting occurred amid Europe-wide elections, raising worries about the rise of populism.
  • Global leaders condemned the violence, emphasizing the need to uphold democracy.
  • Slovakia's Parliament adjourned, and opposition parties halted protests in response to the incident.