From the first minutes the prime minister had continuous communication and detailed and detailed information about all the fire fronts and their evolution
By Penelope Galliou
The government and all the ministries involved have been on alert since the first moment when all the fire fronts with successive meetings and extraordinary measures to coordinate and deal with the state of emergency caused by the fires in the affected areas.
From the first minutes the Prime Minister, who is in Brussels for the EU, Latin American and Caribbean Summit, had continuous communication and detailed and detailed information on all the fire fronts and their evolution, from the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Vassilis Kikilia.
Coming to the Synod, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, with his statements assured that the recording of the damages will be done immediately by the State, referring to the battles with the flames in Saronida, Loutraki and Dervenochoria.
As Mr. Mitsotakis said, “I want to ask our fellow citizens to obey the instructions of the Civil Protection. Our first concern, always, is the protection of human life, followed by the protection of property and our natural environment. That’s why this and it is very important that the evacuations ordered by the Civil Protection are carried out with the maximum possible speed”.
At the same time, he emphasized that: “I want to assure all our fellow citizens who were damaged by these fires that the state apparatus immediately after extinguishing the fires will be fully prepared to record the damages, so that our fellow citizens can be compensated with maximum possible speed”.
Concluding, he said that “it was the first really difficult day of this summer. It is certain that more will follow. We have had fires, we have them and we will have them, this is also one of the results of the climate crisis which we are experiencing with increasing intensity. our bet is how we can limit them as quickly as possible, so that the damages we will suffer are as small as possible”.
The president of the SYRIZA Parliamentary Group, Sokratis Famelos, was also informed about the fires after a communication he had with the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilia. He was informed about all the fire fronts and the progress of the operations in them, while Mr. Famelos asked for a communication channel and emphasized his support for those who operate in the field, coordinate the extinguishing work and support the citizens.
In a post on social media, the president of PASOK, Nikos Androulakis, referred to the fires, noting that “Our thoughts are with the residents in southeastern Attica, in Loutraki and Dervenochoria, who are being tested and struggling to save their properties, as well as in firefighters and volunteers, who are fighting the fire fronts. At this moment, human life comes first and I hope that the fires will be controlled soon,” concluded Mr. Androulakis.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was contacted by the Prime Minister. of the Central Committee of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoubas and was informed about the situation on the fronts of the fires, “expressing the concern that the MPs and the organizations of the KKE convey to the critical areas, where the fires are raging, destroying houses, properties and forest wealth”, as stated in the update of Perissos.
Then Mr. Koutsoubas contacted the Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Vassilis Kikilia, who informed G.G. Of the KKE, while Mr. Koutsoubas pointed out to the Prime Minister and the competent minister, that the organizations and MPs of the KKE are on the frontlines from the first moment, on the side of the residents of the affected areas and that all the necessary measures must be taken immediately for extinguishing fires.
The President of the Hellenic Solution, Kyriakos Velopoulos, launched a sharp attack on the Government for the management of the fires in Eastern Attica and Corinth, claiming that “since January, it has been warning about the lack of flying firefighting equipment, as less than half were available due to technical problems , lack of spare parts and maintenance”.
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