Putin slams ‘heinous’ capturing of ‘brave’ Slovakian PM Robert Fico as Biden leads world condemnation of ‘horrific act of violence’

  • There was an outpouring of help and well-wishes from Heads of State



World leaders have at this time condemned the capturing of Slovakian PM Robert Fico, who was shot level clean within the abdomen whereas greeting a crowd within the city of Handlova.

There was an instantaneous outpouring of help and well-wishes from Heads of State together with Austria, Poland, Italy and Romania, who have been fast to sentence the assault.

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the capturing as a ‘heinous crime’ and mentioned he hoped the ‘brave’ Fico would get well shortly.

‘I do know Robert Fico to be a brave and strong-spirited man. I very a lot hope that these qualities will assist him to face up to this tough state of affairs,’ Putin mentioned in an announcement launched by the Kremlin.

President Joe Biden condemned the tried assassination as a ‘horrific act of violence’ and mentioned the U.S. Embassy was prepared to help the federal government there, in keeping with an announcement launched by the White Home.

‘I’m alarmed to listen to stories of an assault on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico,’ Biden mentioned. ‘We condemn this horrific act of violence. Our embassy is in shut contact with the federal government of Slovakia and able to help.’

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned: ‘Shocked to listen to this terrible information. All our ideas are with Prime Minister Fico and his household.’ 

Russian President Vladimir Putin (pictured) described the capturing as a ‘heinous crime ‘ and mentioned he hoped the ‘brave’ Fico would get well shortly
US President Joe Biden mentioned the U.S. Embassy was prepared to help the federal government there, in keeping with an announcement launched by the White Home
Personnel carrying Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico (C) in direction of a car after he was shot in Handlova on Could 15
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned: ‘Shocked to listen to this terrible information. All our ideas are with Prime Minister Fico and his household.’
Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico speaks throughout a press convention with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin. He’s preventing for his life in hospital following at this time’s capturing

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 President Fico was reportedly shot by 71-year-old, Juraj Cintula from Levice, who tried to flee earlier than he was tackled to the bottom by safety.

In response to social media, President Fico’s accidents are ‘life-threatening’ and he was flown to hospital for emergency therapy.

The tried assassination adopted a authorities assembly within the city of Handlova, north-east of Bratislava.  

UN Secretary-Basic Antonio Guterres condemned the ‘surprising assault carried out at this time towards the prime minister of Slovakia,’ his workplace mentioned.

Guterres’s ‘ideas are with the prime minister and his family members at this tough second,’ spokesman Farhan Haq added.

Robert Fico (pictured centre) being carried away by safety officers right into a automotive after he was shot in Handlova, north-east of Bratislava, following a Slovak authorities assembly
The PM was shot in Handlova, north-east of Bratislava
Fico was shot following a authorities assembly on Wednesday outdoors the Home of Tradition in Handlova and was pictured being moved right into a automotive by safety officers
The alleged murderer 71-year-old Juraj Cintula, from Levice
The gunman is allegedly 71-year-old Juraj C

European Fee President Ursula Von Der Leyen mentioned: ‘Such acts of violence haven’t any place in our society and undermine democracy, our most treasured widespread good. My ideas are with PM Fico, his household.’

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Czech President Petr Pavel mentioned: ‘The assault on Robert Fico is clearly reprehensible, no matter its motivation was. 

‘It needs to be a warning to us about the place deepening spite and aggressiveness in society can lead. I want for Robert Fico to emerge from this incident with out lasting results.’

The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz added: ‘Information of the cowardly assassination try on Slovakian Prime Minister Fico shocks me deeply. Violence will need to have no place in European politics.’

The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky added: ‘Each effort needs to be made to make sure that violence doesn’t develop into the norm in any nation, kind, or sphere.’

Surprising video footage exhibits the second Fico was gunned down throughout a barrier, as he greeted members of the general public. 

Rescue staff take Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was shot and injured, to a hospital within the city of Banska Bystrica, central Slovakia. He’s pictured lined in a white sheet
The attacker was pushed to the bottom and handcuffed

The PM will be seen shaking palms and waving to cheering residents, earlier than chaos was unleashed. 

A person from inside the crowd will be seen lunging ahead, with a gun in hand as he begins capturing within the course of the PM who’s out of the digital camera body.

The crowds descend in to chaos and panic as a number of of the safety staff pounce on the shooter and scramble to get across the gate to succeed in injured Fico. 

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban mentioned: ‘I used to be deeply shocked by the heinous assault towards my good friend, Prime Minister Robert Fico. We pray for his well being and fast restoration! God bless him and his nation!’

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk added: ‘Surprising information from Slovakia. Robert, my ideas are with you on this very tough second.’

Eire’s PM Simon Harris mentioned: ‘I’m deeply shocked by at this time’s assault on Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico. 

‘The assault on Prime Minister Fico is an assault on democracy, a basic worth of the European Union and one all of us share.’

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