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Slovak PM Robert Fico Leaves Hospital After Surviving Assassination Attempt

Robert Fico, prime minister of Slovakia
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico
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According to a statement from the F.D. Roosevelt University Hospital, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been discharged and is currently under home care. Fico was shot five times on 15 May and has undergone several life-saving operations over the past two weeks.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been discharged from the hospital, where he had undergone several life-saving operations following an assassination attempt two weeks ago, according to a post on the hospital’s Facebook page. The statement said the prime Minister is now under home care.

‘Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for being a disciplined patient, our great team of doctors for a job well done, all the armed forces for their professional attitude, and all the people for the strong positive energy they sent us,’ said Miriam Lapuníková, director of F.D. Roosevelt University Hospital.

As reported by Hungarian Conservative, Robert Fico was shot on 15 May in the town of Handlová (Nyitrabánya in Hungarian). Fico was rushed to the hospital by helicopter, where he underwent a nearly four-hour-long life-saving operation. According to POLITICO, doctors reportedly removed part of Fico’s small intestine due to heavy bleeding in his abdominal cavity. The Slovak PM had another surgery two days after the assassination attempt.

Earlier this week, Smer-SD MP Erik Kaliňák shared previously undisclosed details of the assassination attempt. According to him, Fico’s small intestine was shot through five times. ‘I was at the scene, talking to the doctors, and it was millimetres that decided whether something major would be damaged and whether the wounds would be fatal,’ explained Kaliňák.

Fico’s Small Intestine Shot Through Five Times — Previously Undisclosed Details About the Assassination Attempt Against the Slovak PM Revealed

The tragic events shocked the international community. On behalf of the Hungarian government, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was the first to react. ‘I was deeply shocked by the heinous attack against my friend, Prime Minister Robert Fico. We pray for his health and quick recovery! God bless him and his country!’ PM Orbán wrote on X.

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin were among the first leaders to wish Fico a speedy recovery after the assassination attempt.


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According to a statement from the F.D. Roosevelt University Hospital, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been discharged and is currently under home care. Fico was shot five times on 15 May and has undergone several life-saving operations over the past two weeks.

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