Cyprus activates RescEU mechanism to fight wildfires in Limassol

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Cyprus activated on Sunday the RescEU mechanism to fight wildfires ranging in Limassol district. Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis said in a tweet that at the instruction of President Nikos Christodoulides, Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos is in contact with Israel, Lebanon, Egypt and Greece for assistance. 

The aim is to contain the fire as soon as possible, Letymbiotis added.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone on Sunday with the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, responding to Cyprus' call for assistance, through the RescEU mechanism, as the island battles with wildfires in Limassol district. Greece is sending two Canadair planes on Monday morning.

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