Slovak PM Robert Fico in stable but serious condition, hospital statement confirms

The place of the attempted murder of Fico
The place of the attempted murder of Fico

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is in stable but serious condition after being shot several times during an assassination attempt a day earlier, Associated Press reported citing hospital spokesman's statement on May 16.

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Doctors continue to treat Fico in an effort to improve his condition, Defense Minister Robert Kalinak told reporters outside the hospital in Banská Bystrica.

The attack on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico

Slovak PM, Fico, was shot near the building of the Slovak parliament on the afternoon of May 15.

Slovak media reported that Fico approached people in the street, after which several shots were fired and the politician fell to the ground.

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A Denník N reporter saw the prime minister being lifted off the ground by security guards, transferred to a car and driven away.

Plus one day reported that Fico is in serious condition, but his life is not in danger. According to the sources, Fico was shot 2-3 times, presumably in the limbs, chest and stomach. The publication specifies that up to 4-5 shots could have been fired.

A video of Juraj Cintula, who, according to media reports, shot Slovak PM several times, was posted on social media.

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According to Slovak publications Dennik N and Refresher, shooter said that he disagreed with the policy of Slovak government.

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