The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, assured this Saturday that his country will block Ukraine’s entry into NATO. “We will block and veto Ukraine’s accession to NATO, because it is nothing more the basis of the third world war”, the recent Slovak election winner told public broadcaster ‘RTVS’.
Fico insists that Slovakia will stop supplying weapons from its arsenals to Ukraine, but Yes, it will allow the sale of this material to Slovak defense companies. also defended Ukraine’s entry into the European Union if it meets the same conditions as other countries.
The populist leader of the Social Democrats indicated that he would present a new package for kyiv, but that It will only cover humanitarian aid. Fico will meet next Wednesday with his Ukrainian counterpart, Denis Schihain Uzhhorod, a city in Ukraine on the border with Slovakia, where he will present his proposal.
In his statement this Saturday, this is not the first time that the head of the coalition government between left-wing populists and Slovak ultranationalists has expressed his opposition to Ukraine’s future entry into the Atlantic Alliance, which he says will be a disaster. for world peace.
The turn of Slovakia’s foreign policy
Before the change of government in October, Slovakia was one of the strongest defenders within the European Union of delivering military aid to Ukraine.
Fico, who has led the Bratislava Executive for three terms (2006-2010, 2012-2016 and 2016-2018), governs with his party directions and another formation that also defines itself as social democratic, The voice (Hlas), as well as the far-right Slovak National Party (SNS).
Smer, as well as Hlas (which defends positions closer to the European Union and NATO than Smer), were suspended from the European Socialist Party for allying themselves with the far-right SNS.