Slovakia freezes any decisions on military aid to Ukraine (THE WAR LIVEBLOG) until the new government is formed. The presidency makes this known. On October 2, President Zuzana Caputova gave the task of forming a new government to Robert Fico, leader of the Smer-SD party, believed to be pro-Russian. “President Caputova shares the point of view of Prime Minister Odor (outgoing, ed) according to which the decision on this issue should reflect the results of the recent legislative elections,” Martin Strizinec, spokesman for the presidency, told AFP.
Fico accused of being pro-Russian
Slovak President Zuzana Caputova has tasked Robert Fico, leader of the party that won the vote (Smer-SD), with forming a new government within 14 days. Fico is considered “pro-Russian” by his opponents, a charge he rejects. He says he wants to continue supporting Ukraine, but also wants to stop sending weapons and ammunition.
Outgoing Prime Minister Odor’s support for Kiev
Just today, the outgoing Prime Minister Ludovit Odor expressed his support for Kiev: “We are fighting for peace throughout Europe: large or small countries, east or west. Our shared values and our vision and l “Ukraine is part of this. In Granada we assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he can count on our continued support.”