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The suspect was charged with attempted murder of Fico: the pensioner faces life imprisonment

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Подозреваемому в покушении на убийство Фицо предъявили обвинение: пенсионеру грозит пожизненное

Slovakian police have charged the man who shot Fico/Kanal 24 Collage

Slovakian police have charged a 71-year-old man with attempted murder of Prime Minister Robert Fico. Now the pensioner faces a penalty of 25 years in prison or life imprisonment. attempted revenge killing against a protected person. The motive for the crime was disagreement with the policies of the current government and the changes it planned.

planned the attack several days before the incident

Tsintula admitted to police that he had planned the attack several days before the incident. He noted that he intended to harm the Prime Minister, but not kill him. The weapon he used had been in his legal possession for over 30 years.

During the attack, the 71-year-old gunman fired five shots at Fico, three of which hit him. Law enforcement officers examined the scene in detail using a 3D scanner.

At about 23:00 on May 15, the suspect was brought to his car, in which he arrived in the city of Gandlova. After a search of the vehicle, the shooter's cell phone was found and the vehicle was impounded. At the same time, in Levice, the police were guarding the apartment building where Tsintula lived.

Prime Minister Robert Fico is under medical observation. Information about his health condition has not yet been disclosed. The investigation continues.

Attempt on Fico: briefly

  • May 15 in Gandlova an unknown person made an attempt on the life of the country's Prime Minister Robert Fico. Eyewitnesses said that someone from the crowd addressed the politician with the words: “Robert, come here,” immediately after the prime minister approached, he was shot several times.
  • As a result of his injuries, Fico was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The prime minister received 2 – 3 shots in the stomach.
  • As of May 16, Fico’s condition was stabilized, however, he still remains serious. Hospital director Miriam Lapunikova reports that the operation lasted about five hours.
  • The Kremlin has also already responded to the assassination attempt. According to Peskov, Russia considers this attack “absolutely unacceptable.” He also said that Putin sent a telegram to the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Caputova.

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