The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchezhas been “horrified and outraged” at the attack against the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, who was injured this Wednesday after being shot at the end of a Government meeting held in the city of Handlova, in the center of the country.

Horrified and outraged at the attack against the Prime Minister of Slovakia. Spain stands with Robert Fico, his family and the Slovak people in these extremely difficult times. Nothing can justify violence,” Sánchez said in a message on the social network X.

A condemnation to which the president of Ukraine has joined, Volodymyr Zelensky, who has shown his regret for the attack perpetrated against the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Robert Fico, despite the fact that the Slovak is known for having positions closer to the Kremlin.

Everything must be done to ensure that violence does not become the norm in any countryform or sphere,” Zelenski said through a publication on his official profile on the social network X, where he wished the Slovak Prime Minister a speedy recovery.

The main community leaders have also condemned this Wednesday the attack against the Prime Minister of Slovakia. “I firmly condemn the vile attack against Prime Minister Robert Fico. These acts of violence have no place in our society and undermine the democracy that is our most precious common value,” he said. the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyenin a message on social networks.

By the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, has acknowledged his “shock” at the news of the attack on the Slovak leader. “Nothing can justify violence or these types of attacks,” he said.

And far from the European establishment, other leaders from different countries on the continent have echoed the news. The first leader to react has been Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, who stressed that the news about the shooting of his Slovak counterpart is “shocking.” “I wish the prime minister to recover as soon as possible. We should not tolerate violence, it should have no place in society,” she stressed.

One of its main allies at the European level, the hungarian prime minister,Viktor Orban, has expressed his shock at the “atrocious attack” against Fico, whom he has stressed as “a friend.” “We pray for your health and quick recovery. May God bless him and his country,” he said in a message on social networks.

“Shocking news from Slovakia. Robert, my thoughts are with you at this very difficult time,” he simply noted. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tuskshortly after the news became known.

On your side, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, has used his social networks to call what happened a “cowardly assassination attempt” and has asserted that “violence should have no place in European politics.” While the Prime Minister of Portugal, Luís Montenegro, On behalf of his country, he has expressed “all solidarity” with Fico and has condemned “in the strongest terms” what he has classified as “unacceptable and barbaric political violence.”

Along the same lines, andActing Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has wished his “long-time colleague” a speedy recovery. For his part, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammerrecalled that he spoke with Fico about security issues just a few days ago and called to combat “hatred and violence.”

Other members of the European Council, such as Latvian Prime Minister Evika Silinahas pointed out that these “acts of violence have no place in society” and has wished Fico a speedy and complete recovery, while the Lithuanian president, Gitanas Nausedahas denounced an “attempted assassination” against the Slovak leader and has stated that there must be “zero tolerance for these acts of violence.”