Visegrad Group Summit in Prague. Here's what Donald Tusk said to Slovakia's prime minister when the microphone was turned off

An unusual situation occurred during the Visegrad Group summit in Prague. Prime Minister Donald Tusk asked the head of the Slovak government to comment on his speech, but the microphone did not record these words. A TVN24 reporter asked Tusk what he told Robert Figo.

On Tuesday, the Visegrad Group (V4) summit was held in Prague with the participation of the Prime Ministers of Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary – Donald Tusk, Petr Fiala, Robert Fico and Viktor Orbán. The topic of the talks was the issue of assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression.

Prime Minister Robert Figo of the Slovak government, which was formed after parliamentary elections on September 30 last year, reiterated during the conference after the meeting that Slovakia would not provide military support to Ukraine.

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Fico bets on peace talks

Figo argued that peace talks between warring parties should be supported.

– This war cannot be solved by military means. In two years we will be where we are today. The Russians will be in the same place as they are today, and we will have tens of thousands of deaths, the head of the Slovak government said during a press conference after the summit.

Dusk responds to Figo when the microphone is turned off TVN24

After this speech, Donald Tusk turned to Robert Figo, but the Polish Prime Minister's microphone was turned off.

TVN24 reporter Tomas Kanic asked Tusk what he told the Slovak politician.

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Robert Figo and Donald Tusk during a press conference in Prague PAP/Radek Pietruszka

– I said: let him guess where the border between Russia and Ukraine will be if we don't help Ukraine – Tusk said.

The words, he said, were in response to Fico's thesis that no matter how much aid was sent to Ukraine, the situation would remain the same in two years.

– In my opinion, this is a bad assumption, if we do not help Ukraine, the situation will be very bad – Tusk said.

Prime Ministers of the V4 countries during a press conference in Prague Martin TVSEC/PAB/EPA

Aid to Slovakia under the previous government

Slovakia has been providing military aid to Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian military invasion. It was the first country to supply Kiev with S-300 air defense missile systems and MiG-29 fighter jets. Fico and his formation resisted further military support. After he won the parliamentary elections, aid to Slovakia was cut.

Main photo source: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

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