Margaret Robles call for calm. The head of Defense has assured this Sunday that the Military Emergency Unit (UME) and the rest of the Army will continue on the island of La Palma “Until the last minute” from the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano.
In statements to the media after participating in the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan Steering Committee (Pevolca), the socialist minister has stated that members of the Armed Forces are not going to take a step back on the island while they are need, “Whatever time passes.”
Robles also visited the El Fuerte Barracks facilities this Sunday to hold meetings with the members of the Projection Support Unit (UAPRO). Likewise, he has visited the UME Command Post. In this context, he has commented that the government is with the palm trees. And we do not forget them. His pain is our pain because Spain is a great family and when one suffers, we all suffer ”, he argued.
Similarly, Minister Margarita Robles has emphasized that the UME and the rest of the Armed Forces will remain on the island “as long as necessary” and with how many means are necessary, both personal and material.
“La Palma knows that it can count on us,” added the former judge. We will not haggle anything and we will be with the people that are necessary, the means that are necessary and with the missions that are entrusted to us.
On the other hand, Margarita Robles has pointed out at this point that the UME has already 16 years always being present in the hardest moments for Spaniards inside and outside the country with “efficiency, professionalism and, above all, humanity.”
«What we can contribute we will do and the Navy is going to be incorporated to bring material from this Monday, “he has advanced to convey his appreciation for all the officials of the state security forces and bodies who have devoted themselves to monitoring the volcano.
As for people who have lost their homes or properties, Margarita Robles has admitted how hard it is to have to decide in 15 minutes what to do or what to take from your home. “And we can never put ourselves in the place of those people other than with our dedication and our love,” he emphasized. “My presence here – he has concluded – wants to manifest and be a component of a commitment. Until the last minute, until La Palma needs us, whatever time passes, they will find us here ».