Watch again as Slovak government meets for first time since shooting of Prime Minister Fico

Watch as the Slovak government met for the first time since the shooting of Prime Minister Fico.

Fico was shot in an assassination attempt when leaving a government meeting a week ago today (Wedneday 22 May).

The gunman shot Fico, 59, five times, initially leaving the prime minister in critical condition and undergoing surgery hours later.

Fico remains in hospital.

Fico, a dominant force in Slovakia for two decades, has drawn criticism for taking a more pro-Russian stance in the Ukraine war.

Describing the shooting as a “monstrous” crime, Putin said in a telegram sent to Slovakia’s President Zuzana Caputova: “I know Robert Fico as a courageous and strong-minded man. I very much hope that these qualities will help him to survive this difficult situation.”

The meeting in Bratislava was chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic, Robert Kaliňák,