Slovak Premier Meets Putin Before Hosting EU Leaders at Home

  • Slovakia holds EU presidency, Fico to host summit in September
  • Fico has condemned sanction against Russia as “absurd”

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of sanctions against Russia, held talks with President Vladimir Putin ahead of a meeting with Angela Merkel and the leaders of ex-communist members of the bloc on Friday.

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