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Sweden, Croatia, Germany, Czech Rep deploy firefighters, engines to Greece

Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden will deploy firefighters and engines to Greece to assist its battle against the wildfires.Additional European aid is at the disposal of Greece in the battle with the wildfires, European Commission spokesperson, Balazs Ujvari said on Tuesday.

Ηe noted, Greece activated the civil protection mechanism two days ago.

“We deploy almost 1/3 of the aircraft we have in the rescEU fleet. This means that we are sending seven firefighting aircraft and one helicopter to Greece, mainly to the northwest of the country. They are from Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany and Sweden,” Ujvari pointed out, adding that over 100 firefighters and about 20 vehicles from Romania and the Czech Republic are currently assisting, while the “Copernicus” system is also being used.

The Swedish Embassy in Greece posted late on Monday:

“The EU remains at the disposal of the Greek authorities if there is need for more assistance,” the EU Commission spokesperson underlined.

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  1. What is MItsotakis waiting for, to improve the firemen’s equipment and buy new canadairs?
    If he let his own country be destroyed by the fires, there wouldn’t be any more point in defending its border anymore.
    How can he pretend to assume the role of a pillar of stability in Southeast Europe, if he isn’t even able to protect his own country from the inside?