Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Greece wildfires — KKE: The country is once again left unprotected against fire fronts

Criminal state - government responsibilities for the lack of prevention and inadequate firefighting means

Volunteer groups of the KKE and KNE are fighting the dozens of disastrous wildfires that have broken out around the country together with firefighters and local residents. KKE MPs are also present in the fire-stricken areas.

The criminal policy of all governments over time has been demonstrated once again: on the one hand uncleared forests, non-existent forest roads and firebreaks, and fire hydrants that do not work. On the other hand, understaffing and underfunding of the Fire Brigade, which faces shortages of more than 4,500 firefighters.

In a statement on the disastrous fires, the GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, noted the following:

“The forces of the KKE, its cadres, organizations and MPs, have been at the fire fronts from the first moment, fighting blazes together with the residents of East and West Attica,  Loutraki, Boeotia, everywhere where large wildfires are raging, destroying homes, people’s property and forested areas.

The government and state apparatus must immediately do whatever is necessary to save lives, people’s property and natural wealth.

The KKE timely submitted Questions to the government, before the beginning of the fire season, as well as just a few days ago, asking for the emergency adoption of a series of necessary measures to strengthen the fire protection of our country. Despite the fact that we are almost in the middle of the fire season, the government is once again implementing the same failed and destructive planning for forests and the environment.”