Tsipras: There are ‘very serious responsibilities for what we are experiencing’

These difficult times of several and large fires plaguing Greece have raised strong emotions of sadness and anger, but it is important to support all front-line firefighters, SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said in a live statement on Friday evening.

“In these critical and tragic moments, sadness and anger cut through everyone’s emotions, and justifiably so,” he noted and warned that “there are very serious responsibilities for what we are experiencing, but now is not the time for these to be addressed.”

What matters the most at this hour is “to support all the people in the front lines, the firefighters and the volunteers who are struggling with the flames and are risking their lives, and to support those who are currently being severely tested – those who saw their property and a life’s efforts disappearing within a few minutes.”