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World leaders condemn attempted assassination of Slovak prime minister

Several leaders from the European Union and the world condemned the attack on Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, this Wednesday (15). The prime minister was shot during an official engagement and is at risk of dying.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen strongly condemned “the vile attack,” she said on social media platform X.

“Such acts of violence have no place in our society and undermine democracy, our most precious common good. My thoughts are with Prime Minister Fico and his family,” she added.

European Council President Charles Michel, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on X that they were shocked by the news.

“Nothing can justify violence or such attacks,” Michel said.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed shock at the attack, saying violence had no place in European politics: “The news of the cowardly assassination attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Fico shocks me deeply. Violence should have no place in European politics,” Scholz posted on social media platform X.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was shocked to hear news of the attack: “Shocked to hear this terrible news. All our thoughts are with Prime Minister Fico and his family,” Sunak said on X.

Source: CNN Brasil

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