Slovak President postpones transfer of aid to Ukraine after pro-Russian party wins election: details
This was reported by Dennik N on Wednesday, October 4. According to journalists, the country's defense ministry was considering transferring to Kyiv the aid that the state would have received under the government of Ludovic Odor.
However, Chaputova personally opposed this decision and said that it would allegedly mean "disrespect for voters." The Slovak president's spokesperson said that in this way she "shows respect for the election results."
He recalled that the Smer-SD party, which won the election, had promised voters "not to give Ukraine any ammunition."
Chaputova herself said that ignoring this position of the party and "some other" political forces in the country "would set an unfortunate precedent for the future."
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported:
- Robert Fico spoke out against helping Ukraine in the war with Russia immediately after the early parliamentary elections on September 30. The political party won just over 23% of the vote, which, however, became its ticket to parliament.
- Later, he reiterated his intention to cut off aid to Ukraine. The politician explained this decision by saying that the citizens of his country allegedly have bigger problems than Ukraine.
- CNN noted that Fico's victory in the Slovak elections could have worse consequences for Ukraine than it seems. There is a risk that the country may join Hungary in systematically blocking anti-Russian sanctions and assistance to Ukraine at the European Union level.