Slovakian Prime Minister Shot, Rushed to Hospital

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot during a government meeting and rushed to a hospital.

Fico was dragged to a car after shots rang out.

According to a statement shared on Facebook, Fico is in a “life-threatening condition.”

The alleged gunman has been arrested.

The prime minister suffered wounds to his chest and head, witnesses present at the scene said.

One of the country’s deputy prime ministers, Tomáš Taraba, wrote, “The entire hateful opposition has blood [on their hands].”

Leaders across the globe condemned the attack against Fico.

“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!” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared on social media.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg similarly wrote that he was “shocked and appalled” by the shooting.

“I wish him strength for a speedy recovery. My thoughts are with Robert Fico, his loved ones, and the people of Slovakia.”

Fico recently condemned the World Health Organization’s efforts to establish a “Pandemic Agreement.”

In December, the PM said the WHO agreement was “nonsense invented by greedy pharma companies.”

Fico also said the country will “not support strengthening the powers of the World Health Organization at the expense of sovereign states in managing the fight against pandemics.”