Ukraine's Strategic Industries Minister, Aleksandr Kamishin, revealed that nearly half of the bomb shelters in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, are presently out of service.
These findings were made public following an inspection carried out by the "Strana" newspaper. The inquiry disclosed that from a total of over 1,000 shelters scrutinized, 11% were shut and another 33% were in a state of disrepair.
In a further comment on the matter, Ukraine's Interior Minister Igor Klimenko highlighted that, on a nationwide scale, one in every four bomb shelters is either shut or in disrepair.
The problem became apparent in mid-May when civilians struggled to find access to shelters during air raids. This has resulted in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issuing a stern warning to officials in the capital, emphasizing their responsibility in this matter.