Slovak PM Fico says he does not support military aid to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia
The new Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico said that he does not support military assistance to Ukraine and will not vote for sanctions against Russia if it has consequences for the EU
This was reported by Aktuality, citing a statement made by the prime minister during a speech to members of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs.
Fico said that he would not vote for sanctions against Russia if they lead to consequences for individual EU member states. The prime minister also opposed military aid to Ukraine.
"It is better to let them negotiate peace for 10 years than to kill each other for 10 years without any conclusions," he said.
Fico also said that the Russians allegedly "have greater territorial gains than Ukraine."
Despite this, he mentioned that Slovakia is ready to provide humanitarian support to Ukraine.
"Think about it - what is the difference between a hospital for 20 million, demining for 20 million and ammunition for 20 million?" he added.
On October 25, at the Presidential Palace, Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová appointed pro-Russian Robert Fico as prime minister of the country.
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Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová has opposed a new military aid package to Ukraine in the wake of the parliamentary elections, where the anti-Ukrainian Smer-SD party of former Prime Minister Robert Fico won
Following the victory of Robert Fico's pro-Russian Smer party in the Slovak parliamentary elections, the country's interim government announced that it would stop sending further military aid to Ukraine