Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico claimed that Russia started its war against Ukraine in 2014 because “Ukrainian neo-Nazis” were “rampant.”

Fountain: European Pravda, in reference to Aktuality, a Slovak media outlet

Details: Fico said on Facebook that the war started in 2014 because “Ukrainian neo-Nazis” were “rampant.”

He said the Russian Federation’s military invasion of Ukraine is also serving in part to “deceive Russia into believing that NATO will not expand further eastward.”

Fico described Ukraine’s possible membership in NATO as a impetus for “the beginning of World War III.”

Still, Fico admitted that the invasion of Ukraine is a violation of international law.

Background:

  • Following a meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico in Uzhhorod on January 24, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said that Slovakia would not prevent Ukraine from purchasing weapons and equipment from Slovak companies.

  • Before his visit to Ukraine, Fico made a series of scandalous statements. In particular, Fico said that Ukraine would have to cede part of its territory to Russia.

  • The day before, when Russia launched a large-scale missile attack on Ukraine, particularly kyiv, Fico said life in the Ukrainian capital was “absolutely normal.”

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By Sam