Two people are killed and another is injured as a gunman opens fire outside an LGBT venue in Bratislava, Slovakia. The perpetrator, who has committed suicide after the attack, is identified as a far-right extremist.
Thousands of Slovaks protest in Bratislava against a potential military defense treaty between Slovakia and the United States. Police prevented some protesters from entering the National Council building, where the bill is being debated by lawmakers.
Slovakia imposes a lockdown for those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19, which prevents them from entering non-essential shops. Slovakia is currently experiencing one of the world's highest infection rates.
The Russian foreign ministry expels three Slovak diplomats from Moscow in a reciprocal move after the Slovak foreign ministry expelled three Russian diplomats from Bratislava on August 11 for alleged espionage.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, during a visit to Slovakia for talks on the future of NATO, says Russia is more dangerous than the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “By all evidence, Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries,” Waszczykowski told reporters in Bratislava. He described ISIL as a very serious threat but said “it is not an existential threat for Europe”.