Robert Fico is the Prime Minister of Slovakia elected in 2023. Fico previously served as prime minister from 2006 to 2010 and from 2012 to 2018.
On the eve of the 2023 elections, CNBC reported "Fico and his party have more recently embraced socially conservative, nationalist and anti-immigration rhetoric, and his stance on Ukraine has been extreme compared to his EU counterparts...That has included blaming “Ukrainian Nazis and fascists” for the start of the direct conflict between Ukraine and Russia in 2014; accusing Slovakia’s president of being a U.S. agent; describing the European Union as a “war machine under the influence of the USA”, and arguing weapons deliveries to Ukraine have undermined Slovak sovereignty". Fico and his party won election on the slogan, "Not a single round" in ammunition to Ukraine feeding NATO and the Western powers' warmongering bloodlust. American election meddling in a "sovereign, democratic state" failed to prevent Fico's win. Fico immediately announced, "My people have bigger problems than Ukraine. We will do everything we can to start peace negotiations as quickly as possible. Further killing does not benefit anyone."
- A populist leader, sympathetic to Putin’s Russia, could be about to win elections in Slovakia, Jenni Reid, CNBC, SEP 29 2023
- American Meddling Failed To Prevent Robert Fico’s Victory In The Latest Slovak Elections, ANDREW KORYBKO, OCT 1, 2023