Japanese ex-prime minister Abe died after the assassination, according to doctors, he bled to death

The leader of the opposition movement ANO and former prime minister Andrej Babiš said that he had great respect for Abe.

“I had the honour of meeting him several times as prime minister and I will always remember his dealings with him.

Amazing person, great guy and great statesman. It is crazy what happened, I am deeply sorry for his tragic death,” Babis wrote.

“No motivation will ever excuse violence and murder! Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated at an election race.

Where it is supposed to fight with words, an insidious attack of weapons intervened,” noted Minister of Health Vlastimil Válek .