Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico will announce at an upcoming meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Denis Shmigal his intention to block Ukraine’s accession to NATO due to the risks of the outbreak of World War III. On January 20, Fico announced this on the RTVS TV channel.

According to him, the main topic of the talks scheduled for January 24 in Uzhgorod will be the supply of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. At the same time, Slovakia will confirm its refusal to transfer any weapons from its own reserves to Kiev.

«I will say that I am against Ukraine’s membership in NATO, that I will use the right of veto and block it, because it will be the foundation of the third World war,» Fico said.

At the same time, the Slovak Prime Minister expressed respect for the possibility of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union under certain conditions. Fico also clarified that following the results of the upcoming meeting, the Ukrainian side will not hold a press conference, the newspaper drew attention.Ru».

Prior to that, on January 9, Fico wrote in a column for Pravda newspaper that the strategy developed by Western countries was not working in Ukraine and turned out to be absolutely unsuccessful.

On December 6, 2023, it was reported that Slovakia had transferred €671 million in military assistance to Ukraine for all time, including a squadron of MiG—29 fighters withdrawn from the country’s Air Force, the S-300 air defense system, as well as eight Zuzana-2 self-propelled howitzers.

On December 4, Fico informed Shmigal during a telephone conversation that Slovakia did not believe in a military solution to the conflict in Ukraine, as it only led to «fruitless bloodshed.»

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