EU Commission President expresses solidarity with villages hit by the devastating fire

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission President expressed the EU’s solidarity with the people of the villages struck by the devastating fire that ravaged the mountainous region of Larnaca and Limassol over the weekend.

Accompanied by the Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, von der Leyen who is visiting Cyprus, visited Ora, one of the villages hit by the devastating fire.

She said she is visiting with a “heavy heart” due to the death of four persons in the fire and the devastation of properties and the forest and added she is “full of respect” for the fire fighters of the Fire Service and the Department of Forests fire fighters who worked day and night to contain the fire.

Source: Cyprus News Agency