Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 17 May 2024

Slovakian PM was ‘millimetres from death’ and it is ‘impossible to say if he will survive’: Minister says ‘lone wolf’ would-be assassin wanted ‘revenge’ because he disagreed with recent presidential election outcome

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was ‘millimetres from death’, president-elect Peter Pellegrini has declared, after he was shot by a ‘lone wolf’ assassin in a shocking attack and rushed to intensive care yesterday.

Fico, 59, was blasted several times at near-point-blank range – leaving him in critical condition – while greeting supporters outside government offices north-east of the capital Bratislava.

The PM was whisked to hospital by air ambulance to undergo life-saving surgery late last night and is now said to be in a ‘serious but stable’ condition.

If the ‘gunshot wounds were just a few millimetres either side, we would be talking about him as the late prime minister,’ Pellegrini solemnly told reporters today.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok described the shooter as a ‘lone wolf’ with ‘a clear political motivation’, adding that his actions ‘were accelerated’ after Pellegrini, a Fico ally, was victorious in last month’s presidential election.

The suspect, a 71-year-old writer named as Juraj Cintula, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder, a crime which carries a penalty of 25 years to life in prison should he be found guilty, according to Slovakian press.

Cintula’s wife has since been placed under protection for fear that Fico’s enraged supporters would seek retribution. Video shows a masked police officer whisking her away from her apartment, her face covered with a magazine.

Slovak politicians have made desperate appeals for calm in response to the shooting which comes at a time of deep political polarisation and threatens to plunge the Central European country into chaos.

Central European security expert and Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies at King’s College London Dr Daniela Richterova told MailOnline that the shooting of Fico is the latest incident amid unprecedented levels of aggression against politicians and the media in recent years.

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