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Fires in Greece will destroy more than 1,500 square kilometers of land, PM laments

Fires in Greece will destroy more than 1,500 square kilometers of land, PM laments

Greece’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, on Thursday, August 31, estimated the areas devastated by the wildfires that hit his country this summer. “override” 1,500 square kilometers. This includes a fire specifically qualified by the European Commission in the Tadiya forest (in the north of the country), which has been burning for thirteen days. “The largest ever recorded in the European Union”.

Criticized by the left-wing opposition, the Conservative prime minister, speaking during a debate in parliament, again blamed the disaster. “Extreme Conditions of Climate Crisis” A long period of heat wave that hit the country in July continued “Dry and hot air”.

The disaster has already killed twenty people last week, mostly migrants, in the border sector of Evros, where the Thadia Natural Park is located, and has so far destroyed more than 81,000 hectares, according to the European Copernicus Observatory.

Protected by the European Natura 2000 network, Tatia Forest is known worldwide as a habitat or hibernation area for raptors. According to experts, the fire had already occurred “Ecological Disaster” The economy of the Evros sector, which marks the Greek-Turkish border, is one of the poorest in the country.

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