Assassination Attempt: Slovak PM Robert Fico in Serious, But Not Life-Threatening Condition After Marathon Emergency Surgery

Assassination Attempt: Slovak PM Robert Fico in Serious, But Not Life-Threatening Condition After Marathon Emergency Surgery


The Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is in a very serious but stabilised condition and is no longer at imminent risk of death after an attempted assassination, his party colleague said on Thursday morning.

Robert Kaliňák, the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of Slovakia spoke briefly outside the hospital where his party leader and the nation’s Prime Minister Robert Fico underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday afternoon. Kaliňák said Fico suffered “complicated injuries” and is in a “very serious” but now stabilised condition.

Just yesterday evening, Fico’s condition was still said to be life-threatening after the shooting and then evacuation by helicopter to the nearest large hospital. But by late evening, another one of Slovakia’s four Deputy Prime Ministers Tomas Taraba said “as far as I

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