Due to the situation in Ukraine, the Security Council of the Slovak Republic met extraordinarily on Thursday morning. After its end, the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Caputova strongly condemned the Russian Federation’s illegal aggression against Ukraine. According to her, the European Union’s allies in NATO are ready to provide assistance to end the conflict in Ukraine and to protect human lives.
The attack on Ukraine was also condemned by the President of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Boris Kollár (We are a family). He called Russia’s actions unacceptable, unjustifiable and unprecedented. According to him, this is a gross violation of international law and a violation of the territorial integrity of our neighbor.
The Government of the Slovak Republic, headed by the Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OĽANO) condemned the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government. At the same time, she declared that, in cooperation with allies in NATO and the European Union, she would help Ukraine’s self-defense against the Russian aggression and work to stop the fighting. The Slovak government cabinet considers the establishment of peace to be an absolute priority.
Prime Minister Heger after the end of the Security Council of the Slovak Republic, he called on people not to succumb to disinformation and to keep calm and cool. He declared that the army and the police would ensure a controlled border crossing even in this exceptional situation, and that people fleeing the war would be given the necessary facilities in Slovakia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korčok (SaS nominee) He said that Russia was grossly violating international law, the principles of the UN Charter, and that this action was a threat to European security. The Ministry of Diplomacy considers the attack on Ukraine to be unprovoked, unjustified and unjustified. Slovakia also interpreted Russia’s sharp protest through the summoned Russian ambassador.
Police patrols will also be strengthened by police patrols to ensure control of the eastern borders of the Slovak Republic. At an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, the government approved a proposal to allocate up to 1,500 troops a day to help control the state border in connection with the security situation in Ukraine. According to the Minister of Defense, the Slovak soldiers will be the primary ones Jaroslav Nada (OĽANO) control a possible migration wave.
The government considers it very unlikely that Russia would invade Slovakia militarily. Defence Minister Jaroslav Naď assumes that Russia would not allow itself to allow NATO from its eastern border countries, including Slovakia.
NATO’s Eastern Wing, including Slovakia, should be built militarily, as is currently the case in the Baltics. If the NATO proposal is concretized, it should be submitted to the Government of the Slovak Republic and the National Council of the Slovak Republic. The Minister of Defense does not yet know exactly how large a NATO military unit could come to Slovakia. However, there would be several hundred soldiers. The unit should be composed of countries geographically close to Slovakia.
president will represent Slovakia at an extraordinary summit of North Atlantic Alliance leaders through an online meeting on Friday (February 25). We will join the online negotiations from Warsaw together with other NATO leaders of the Eastern Wing countries, the so-called Bucharest Nine.
Slovak republic is not dependent on imports of agri-food products from Ukraine. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic has ensured that it monitors stocks of vital goods in retail chains and their distribution warehouses.
Citizens leave the territory of the Slovak Republic by being traveled to Ukraine. Recommended by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. The head of Slovak diplomacy, Ivan Korčok, informed that the Slovak embassy in Kiev was operating in an operational mode and that a successful Slovak Republic and its deputy – the consul and a representative of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic – remained in place.
The Ministry also published information and important contacts for Slovak citizens who come to Ukraine. If necessary, Slovaks can contact the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Ukraine at +380442720310, +380442721310, +380674665618, Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in Uzhhorod at +380312613495, +380312613495, +380512613495, +3805126134980, +380512613498, +3807
Slovak Information Service (SIS) declares that it carefully assesses the current situation when several interests of the Slovak Republic may be endangered. SIS Director Michal Aláč said that communication platforms and a crisis staff were set up and that the exchange of information with foreign partners was very fast, he said.
Ministers and most political parties in Slovakia condemned the military aggression, expressed support and solidarity with Ukraine. The same words were heard from several representatives of Slovak regions, cities and municipalities. Also from academic, church or personalities from the field of culture and science. As a sign of solidarity, both Bratislava Castle and the Presidential Palace lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. Several collections are also organized for Ukraine and its inhabitants.
The former prime minister also condemned the attack on Ukraine Mikuláš Dzurinda and former Prime Minister Iveta Radičová.
President of the SR Zuzana Caputova called with the Ukrainian president Volodymyrom Zelensky. Slovakia has asked for support from Ukraine, especially in the form of severe sanctions against Russia as material assistance in a crisis situation.
The waiting times at the border crossing in Vyšné Němec are constantly increasing, and on Thursday evening, eight hours awaited. The Ministry does not rule out that the waiting time may be extended, in the event of a possible inside of the onslaught at border crossings, their number is to be prepared.
In the case of the arrival of refugees from Ukraine, the Ministry of the Interior wants to use primarily the capacity of its asylum facilities, the capacities of local governments should come rather than the last. As a priority, asylum facilities in Humenné, Opatovská Nová Ves and Rohovce should be used for potential Ukrainian refugees.
In connection with the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Košice and Prešov self-governing regions have started with measures aimed at helping Ukrainian refugees, including the provision of emergency accommodation. The presidents of other self-governing regions also declared their efforts to help the people of Ukraine affected by the war within their means.
The situation in Ukraine includes transport to Slovakia. Passenger train traffic between Slovakia and Ukraine is suspended, as are civil flights from Bratislava to Kiev.
Mobile operators in Slovakia are recording an increase in the number of calls to Ukraine. They also respond with prices, some find it, others the opportunity to call or send SMS messages to Ukraine for free.
Several Slovak personalities in the field of culture, science and the media condemn aggression and violence by Russia and express solidarity with Ukraine.
Hundreds of people took part in the so-called silent march in protest against the Russian army’s attack on Ukraine. They also expressed their support for Ukraine in Prievidza and Košice.
President Caputova aj Prime Minister Heger they performed in the evening with extraordinary speeches at RTVS. The head of state pointed out that the situation in Ukraine also affects us. She appreciated that most of the world’s states, as well as the Slovak political representation, were suitable for condemning the Russian aggression. At the same time, she drew attention to strong Russian propaganda, which also operates in Slovakia.
Prime Minister Heger to recommend that Slovakia belongs to the eastern wing of the North Atlantic Alliance and it is in the interest of our and European security that we strengthen our defense capabilities. However, this is only possible in cooperation with our much better-armed allies. He asked the citizens to accept people fleeing the war.
Premiere is taking part in an extraordinary summit of EU leaders in the evening in connection with the Russian-Ukrainian crisis. He said before the arrival that the strictest possible sanctions should be imposed on Russia.