Robert Fico, Slovak Prime Minister shot in mid-May, says he is ready to return to office at the end of June

The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, victim of an attack in mid-May, said he was ready, Wednesday June 5, to resume his activities from the end of June, in a video posted on Facebook.

Speaking for the first time on video since the attack, Mr. Fico said he forgave the shooter and said he would be ready to gradually return to duty at the end of the month. “I feel no hatred towards the stranger who shot me”said Mr. Fico, according to the English translation of this video in which he appears calm, taking long pauses. “I forgive him and let him think about what he did and why he did it, in his own mind.”he added.

Mr. Fico was hit by four bullets fired at point-blank range, including in the abdomen, on May 15, as he greeted his supporters after a government meeting in the town of Handlova, in central Poland. country. The alleged shooter, identified by Slovak media as the poet Juraj Cintula, 71, is being prosecuted for attempted premeditated murder and placed in pre-trial detention.

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Mr. Fico was taken to a hospital in the town of Banska Bystrica, where he underwent two lengthy surgeries. He remained convalescing before being transferred home to continue his home care on May 31. “If everything goes as planned, I could gradually return to work around June and July”detailed the Slovak Prime Minister in his recording.

The World with AFP

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