Ukraine's Foreign Minister Spoke with His New Slovak Colleague: "Slovakia Remains Committed to Helping Ukraine"

Friday, 16 September 2022

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, told about his telephone conversation with the new head of the Slovak Foreign Ministry, Rastislav Káčer, and noted that Bratislava's support was expected to continue.

"I spoke with the newly appointed Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic, Rastislav Káčer. He assured me that Slovakia remains committed to helping Ukraine win the war. We discussed bilateral cooperation, including further strengthening of Ukraine's defense capabilities," Kuleba wrote on Twitter.

Before that, in an interview with Slovak Dennik N, Rastislav Káčer said that he considered the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, a criminal and noted that he planned to hold his first conversation with the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

This week in Slovakia, following the coalition's collapse, ministers were appointed to the minority government, including Rastislav Káčer.

In early September, four Slovak government ministers from the Freedom and Solidarity party resigned due to disagreement with the coalition's actions. As a result, Prime Minister Eduard Heger's cabinet lost its parliamentary majority. However, the ministers' resignation did not lead to the government's resignation, which allowed the formation of a minority government. The leader of "Freedom and Justice," Richard Sulík, said he would support Heger's government and, if necessary, provide votes in the parliament.

The country's next parliamentary elections are scheduled for February 2024, but a referendum on early elections is planned.

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