President Zoran Milanović and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, along with a delegation of key cabinet ministers, visited Sisak and Petrinja following the series of earthquakes that hit the area this morning.
Plenković said Petrinja and Sisak, as well as the other municipalities in Sisak-Moslavina County that had been hit by the earthquake, would receive help to repair the damage once the proper assessments had been made.
And while the damage in Petrinja was considerable, Plenković stressed that the most important thing was that no one had been injured.
"Unfortunately we have a lot of experience from earlier this year when it comes to solving the most pressing issues of fixing roofs, retaining walls, and coordinating emergency interventions. There is a possibility of re-allocating funds in the budget of the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets," said the prime minister.
Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković expressed his sympathy for those affected by the quakes; saying he was sorry it had happened at the end of such a difficult year, but the most important thing was that no one was injured.
President Zoran Milanović added that the earthquakes had first and foremost caused stress and discomfort for people. He said that the damage would most certainly be repaired; calling it a small problem, but a problem nonetheless.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also commented, saying the Commission was in contact with the prime minister and is prepared to help Croatia recover from the three strong earthquakes that struck the country early this morning.
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