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The assassination attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has sent geopolitical ripples across Europe and the world, as the populist leader represented a new force that challenged mainstream EU and NATO views on Ukraine and a whole host of other issues.

Now, it is reported that the suspect in his shooting an may not have been just a ‘lone wolf’ as previously believed.

The Slovakian interior minister stated as much, as their security services try to clarify the circumstances of the attack.

Second Largest Natural Gas Compressor Station in Europe - DESTROYED MikeRivero

The second largest gas compressor station in Europe, Bilche-Volitsa in the Lviv region of Ukraine, has been destroyed.

Information about significant damage to the facility was received from local authorities and confirmed by independent sources.

Reporting on the attempted assassination of Robert Fico, the unspoken media subtext was that, as an anti-EU firebrand and supposedly 'far-Right', the Slovakian PM somehow had it coming.

The condition of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is no longer life-threatening, the EU country’s deputy prime minister Tomas Taraba has told British state broadcaster the BBC. There was an attempt on his life earlier this week.

Fico was shot several times on Wednesday as he approached a crowd in the city of Handlova in central Slovakia. The prime minister was rushed to a hospital and doctors have been fighting for his life since.

An Army plan to modernize its artillery could include howitzers fielded in Europe, automated cannons, and long-range mortars, Army Futures Command chief Gen. James Rainey suggested Thursday at a Senate hearing. 

“There are some very good wheeled howitzers that are having great effect in a place like Europe,” said Rainey, speaking while describing acquisition plans informed by an Army study on artillery modernization, also dubbed the tactical fires study. 

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The European Union’s recent approval of a plan to allocate profits from frozen Russian assets for Ukraine’s weaponry has stirred controversy, with Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska decrying the yearly package of over $3.2 billion as insufficient for Ukraine’s battle against Russia.

Slovakia's Interior Minister Matus Sutaj Estok has revealed that police are investigating some 40 “hateful” publications on the internet that could have played a role in the shooting of the country’s Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico remains in serious condition after surviving an assassination attempt, his deputy Robert Kalinak said on Saturday. 

Fico was attacked on Wednesday in the central Slovak city of Handlova. When he approached a group of spectators, one person pulled out a handgun and shot the politician several times at close range. Fico was rushed to the hospital, and the assailant was detained on the spot.