Slovak Premier claims that West wishes for escalation with Moscow

(MENAFN) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has expressed concern over recent decisions made by Western powers, accusing them of fueling tensions with Russia rather than seeking peace. Fico's remarks came in response to the decision by Washington and its European allies to allow Ukraine to use Western-supplied weapons for long-range strikes deep into Russian territory, a move he believes indicates a lack of commitment to peace efforts.

Fico highlighted a series of statements from leaders in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and other Western countries, which endorsed the use of weapons supplied to Ukraine in strikes targeting Russian territory. While some leaders framed this decision as a measure to ensure peace by preventing Russian military advances, Fico criticized it as a provocative action that could lead to further escalation.

The Slovak Prime Minister referenced Russian President Vladimir Putin's warning of "serious consequences" for the West if long-range weapons are used against Russia. He emphasized the potential for such actions to exacerbate tensions between Moscow and the West, urging against Slovakia's involvement in what he described as "military adventures."

In a call to action, Fico urged Slovak citizens to participate in the European Parliament election and support candidates who prioritize peace initiatives over the continuation of conflict. His comments underscore growing concerns among some European leaders about the potential consequences of escalating tensions with Russia and the need for diplomatic solutions to regional conflicts.



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