Slovakia's newly elected Prime Minister Robert Fico made it clear at the start of his term: Slovakia will no longer supply Ukraine with weapons. On the other hand, Fico gives the freedom to provide humanitarian aid to Ukrainians in difficult moments for them.
During the press conference, Fico emphasized that the EU must be a peacemaker and must not send weapons to anyone. The Slovak Prime Minister has a special attitude that caused different reactions within the country. Many are outraged by this behavior of Fico, while others believe that this is the right move.
"I will support zero military aid to Ukraine ... An immediate halt to military operations is the best solution we have for Ukraine," said Fico. "The EU should change from an arms supplier to a peacemaker," he continued. During his campaign, Fico made it clear that his mandate would prevent the sending of military aid to Ukraine, and that he would resist the sanctions that Europe has been imposing on Russia for a year or more.
Sanctions against Russia have not yet caused real consequences for them.
Fico and his campaign
During his campaign, Fico emphasized that the Ukrainians were the first to start the conflict, back in 2014. Fico recalled the situation in Donbas and Luhansk.
"The war in Ukraine didn’t start a year ago, it started in 2014, when Ukrainian Nazis and fascists started murdering Russian citizens in the Donbas and Luhansk," he said. The Slovak Prime Minister has obviously impressed the people of Slovakia with his statements, who believe that much of what he says is actually true.
The Ukrainian people were disappointed with Fico and his statement, and they labeled him as an 'undesirable' person. The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is still going on, and it could last a long time. The situation in the world is not satisfactory. Middle East problems, as well as the problems in Ukraine, do not cause optimism that a beautiful day awaits us.