The brand new Slovakian Prime Minister, Robert Fico, has publicly confirmed what he had been saying since his marketing campaign: he won’t observe the earlier authorities’s insurance policies in the direction of Ukraine.
In truth, Fico has now vowed to thwart Kiev’s plans in various methods, from vetoing their NATO membership, to stopping all navy help, up till becoming a member of Hungary’s blockage of EU’s €50 billion bundle.
Since MSM is asleep on the wheel, we went to seek out this story in Azeri and Ukrainian information sources.
“Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico stated that at a gathering together with his Ukrainian counterpart Denis Shmygal, which is able to happen on January 24 in Uzhgorod, he’ll announce that he’ll block Ukraine’s membership in NATO since this might imply the start of the Third World Warfare, APA stories citing Political Lore.
‘I do know what I’m going with (to the assembly with the Ukrainian prime minister), I’m going with humanitarian help, we’ll affirm that they won’t obtain any weapons from the Slovak military and from state warehouses, I’ll say that there are issues on which our views are utterly totally different. […] I’ll say that I’m in opposition to Ukraine’s membership in NATO, that I’ll use the proper of veto and block it as a result of this would be the basis of the Third World Warfare’ – Fico stated on Saturday.”
Fico thinks the January 24 assembly in Uzhgorod will probably be ‘fascinating’.
The Slovak authorities will concentrate on humanitarian help and not ship weapons to Ukraine.
“The Cupboard of Ministers, headed by Fico, didn’t approve the proposal of the earlier authorities, which involved sending the subsequent bundle of navy help to Ukraine for 40.3 million euros.”
Slovakia had despatched 13 packages of navy help price 671 million Euros, to date.
Ukrainian World Congress reported:
“’It’s not shocking that the occasion that holds the bulk within the Slovak authorities wouldn’t comply with Ukraine’s NATO membership, as it might be the start of the third world struggle’, Fico said in an interview with InfoVojna.
Fico said that Slovakia would veto choices so long as ‘[he has] the power to affect the Slovak political scene‘. On the identical time, the Slovak Prime Minister is satisfied that Ukraine won’t ever be a part of NATO. Moreover, Fico believes that Ukraine wants years to hitch the European Union, however he won’t oppose this accession.
‘If making such an overrated political gesture is required to help Ukraine, I’ve no downside with it… however it should fulfill all of the situations’, concluded Fico.”
That implies that Fico half-heartedly helps the Ukrainian EU accession, however not the monetary help, and backs Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán’s combat with the block.
The Fico-Orbán alliance is uncommon, however the leftist Slovakian and Hungarian proper winger appear to have discovered rather a lot in frequent.
Associated Press reported:
“Following bilateral talks in Budapest, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico stated he agrees with Orbán’s place that the EU mustn’t finance a deliberate 50 billion euro ($54 billion) help bundle to Kyiv from the bloc’s frequent funds, and echoed Orbán’s assertions that the struggle in Ukraine can’t be resolved via navy means.
‘We’ve listened very rigorously to the proposals that Prime Minister (Orbán)… has already put ahead in relation to the evaluation of the funds and help to Ukraine, and I’ll repeat that we take into account them to be rational and smart’, Fico stated.”