president of the united states Donald Trump was quick to react on Twitter:
”a terrible thing to see the strong fire in the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.”
Trump writes further that perhaps it had worked to vattenbombat the cathedral and that it is important to act fast.
According to the German chancellor Angela Merkel's office, the cathedral is a ”symbol of France and of our european culture”.
of the burning of Notre-Dame is painful”, writes Merkel's spokesperson, Steffen Seibert.
”Our thoughts go out to our French friends,” writes Seibert on.
the EU ambassador to the council president, Donald Tusk, declared that the cathedral belongs to the whole of Europe.
”We all are with Paris today, writes Tusk.
it is heartbreaking to see the fire.
”Notre-Dame is truly a global landmark. Our thoughts are with the French people and, in particular, with the heroic firemen of Paris,” she writes.
in a comment to TT:
”Just now witnessing Sweden the fire in Notre-Dame, in fear and despair. One of our civilisation's great masterpieces in flames. We hope that the Paris firefighters succeed in their släckningsarbete, that no one gets hurt and that Paris residents feel the surrounding world, and strong support”.
Also Sweden's former prime minister and minister for foreign affairs Carl Bildt (M) react on Twitter:
”it feels as if It is the end of everything. Europe is crying,” he writes.
the mayor of London Sadiq Khan have also expressed their horror on Twitter.
”the Crushing images of the Notre-Dame cathedral in flames. London stands with Paris in the sorrow of the day,” he writes.
the Notre-Dame cathedral in flames: ”Everything is collapsing”
the Strong reactions to the fire: ”Save her, please.”
Michael Winiarski: the Disaster that Paris escaped with a plea of 75 years ago has now happened.