New Democracy shadow defence minister Vasilis Kikilias hit out at the government on Saturday for failing to apologize over the wildfires and called on the relevant officials to resign over the catastrophe.
In an interview with Vradini newspaper published Saturday, Kikilias said that prevention is the best way to handle fires, along with making use of human resources, aircraft and ensuring a successful coordination effort.
“In this particular case, it looks like none of the above worked properly. The area should have been vacated and the people moved to a safe area. This would have resulted in us not mourning so many human lives,” he said.