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First day of shelter inspection in Kyiv shows half of them closed or unusable

As of 8 a.m., 1,078 facilities have been checked. The situation is slightly better in schools, kindergartens and hospitals than in the city as a whole.

First day of shelter inspection in Kyiv shows half of them closed or unusable

Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin have inspected shelters in Kyiv's Obolonskyy district

Klitschko posted a video of the inspection on Telegram.

"With the Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshin, who, on behalf of the president, heads the government commission to inspect shelters in Kyiv. We walked around Obolonskyy district. We saw both problematic and properly equipped shelters. It is clear that there is work to be done. We talked to people. The head of the district noted the addresses that need to be tackled in the first place. It would be good if representatives of the Kyiv city military administration were also present at such raids because civil protection facilities are also their area of responsibility," Klitschko commented.

According to Minister Kamyshin, as of 8 a.m. today, 1,078 facilities have been inspected. Of these, half are not operational - they are not ready for use or the commission could not open them.

"I had doubts when I heard that half of them were opened and recognised as ready. When we checked the shelters in Obolonskyy district with our mayor yesterday, the vast majority of shelters were closed. And when we did open them, they turned out to be unusable. But the team explained the high percentage of shelters opened and ready on the first day by the fact that most of the shelters checked on the first day were in schools, kindergartens and hospitals. The situation there is slightly better than in the city as a whole," he wrote on Telegram.

Kyiv residents have filed more than a thousand complaints about the condition of shelters over the past day.

On 1 June, two women and a child were killed in Desnyanskyy district as a result of the fall of Russian ballistic missile fragments. Two people were injured in Dniprovskyy district. The people died near a closed shelter. Klitschko instructed the heads of district state administrations to check all the shelters in the capital once again, and also said that the National Police would monitor the work of the shelters at night.

It should be noted that on 17 May, after the first massive attack on the capital, the Kyiv city military administration promised to check all shelters. Residents complained about closed shelters in almost all districts.

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