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Putin calls Slovak PM shooting a ‘heinous crime’: Kremlin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico as a “heinous crime” and said he hoped Fico would recover quickly.

“I know Robert Fico to be a courageous and strong-spirited man. I very much hope that these qualities will help him to withstand this difficult situation,” Putin said in a statement released by the Kremlin.

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