Slovak President Robert Fico criticized the “stupid liberal demagogues” who still support military aid to Kiev.
Financing and arming Ukraine A “Unprofitable waste of human resources and money” That would only serve to fill Ukrainian cemeteries “Thousands of dead soldiers” Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico wrote in an op-ed on Tuesday. Fico's article was a response to his country's president, who urged him to send weapons to Kiev.
Following his party's electoral victory in September, Fico immediately cut off Slovakia's military aid to Ukraine and pledged to prevent Kiev from joining NATO. But Slovak President Zuzana Caputova called for Ukraine's extradition “The means necessary to defend itself” While pro-Western critics in Slovakia did so AkioMr. Fico of cozying up to the Kremlin.
“I will no longer submit to stupid liberal and progressive demagoguery.” Fico books In the Slovak newspaper Pravda. “It is shocking to see how the West has repeatedly made mistakes in assessing the situation in Russia.”
Despite the pumping of weapons worth tens of billions of dollars into Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions on Moscow's economy, He added: “Russia has complete military control over the occupied territories, and Ukraine is unable to launch any real military counterattack.” [and] It has become completely dependent on financial aid from the West with unforeseen consequences for Ukrainians in the coming years. It is to explain.
“The position of the Ukrainian president is shaking, and the Russian president is increasing and strengthening his political support.” Fico continued, pointing out that “Neither the Russian economy nor the Russian currency collapsed. [and] Anti-Russian sanctions have increased the internal self-sufficiency of this huge country.
If the West continues on the path Caputova wanted, “In two or three years we will still be where we are now.” FICO prediction. He added: “The European Union alone may spend 50 billion euros less, and in Ukraine, the cemeteries will be full of thousands of dead soldiers.”
Fico's faction, the Slovak Social Democratic Party (SMER-SD), currently leads a three-party coalition government, while Caputova is the co-founder of the Party of Progressive Slovakia. Caputova's role as president is largely ceremonial, and Fico claimed in his op-ed that it is. “Waiting impatiently” For the end of her term this year so that she can return to parliamentary political life.
Vico Caputova has been described as… “American agent” On several occasions. After consulting with the US Embassy in Bratislava last summer, Caputova filed a lawsuit against Fico over her comments, Slovak news agency SITA reported.
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