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Slovak government declines supporting Ukraine and sanctioning Russia

Bratislava, Oct 26 (Prensa Latina) The newly elected Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, ratified his refusal to support European and Western sanctions against Russia, as well as supplying weapons to Ukraine.

“We will not provide military aid to Kiev,” said the head of government, and added that he will not sign the measures against Russia without first examining their impact on the economy of the country.

Fico, leader of the left-wing nationalist party Smer, assumed the leadership of the Government after winning the elections on September 30th. His administration will be focused on ending military support to Kiev and fighting illegal migration, according to his words, as cited by the Russian news agency Sputnik.

About the effects of inflation, energy crisis and economic situation in the country Fico expressed: “Never has an Executive in modern history received a country in such a state, with destroyed public finances and such a situation of poverty.

During the campaign, the 59-year-old veteran politician took advantage of the disappointment generated among the most disadvantaged classes and in the rural environment due to inflation, the fall in purchasing power and the erratic management of the last center-right coalition, which lost a motion of censure last December.

The new head of government has already held office for three terms (2006-2010, 2012-2016 and 2016-2018) and will now govern in coalition with The Voice, which defines itself as social democrat, and with the far-right Slovak National Party.

The three political forces together have 79 seats out of 150 in Parliament.

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