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Man who shot Slovak PM could be a part of pro-Russian militarised group – photos

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Man who shot Slovak PM could be a part of pro-Russian militarised group – photos

Juraj Cintula, a 71-year-old man who reportedly shot Robert Fico, Prime Minister of Slovakia, could be connected with Slovenskí Branci, a pro-Russian militarised group.

Source: European Pravda with reference to Szabolcs Panyi, investigative journalist

Details: Panyi posted two screenshots of posts on the Facebook page of Slovenskí Branci, which show the same man who committed an attempt on Fico’s life.

‼️🇷🇺Wow. Looks like Slovak PM Robert Fico’s reported assailant, writer Juraj Cintula, was associated with pro-Russian paramilitary group Slovenskí Branci (SB). Their leader was even trained by Russian ex-Spetsnaz soldiers. Read more on @VSquare_Project 👇

— Szabolcs Panyi (@panyiszabolcs) May 15, 2024

Slovenskí Branci is an unregistered paramilitary group that has been active in Slovakia since 2012. The journalists reported that the organisations cooperated with the Slovak branch of the Night Wolves biker gang, and its members were trained by former Russian members of special forces.

In October 2022, Slovenskí Branci officially announced their dissolution without specifying the reasons for this step.


On 15 May, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot after a government meeting and taken to hospital.
Eyewitnesses say the prime minister approached some people who had greeted him, and that is when several shots were fired. The government leader then fell to the ground.
A formal statement had been released on the Facebook account of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico regarding the attempt on his life. The post states that his condition is „life-threatening“.

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