Finnish Ministry of the Interior: Helsinki conducted an inventory of its bomb shelters after the country joined NATO

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Finnish Ministry of the Interior: Helsinki conducted an inventory of its bomb shelters after the country joined NATO

After Finland became a full member of NATO, the state decided to take an inventory of all its civil defense bomb shelters. Their total number in the country exceeds 50 thousand, which follows from the report of the Finnish Ministry of Internal Affairs.

It is worth noting that the need to build shelters under apartment buildings and office buildings arose in this country back in the 50s of the last century.



In a country with a population of 5,5 million people, air raid shelters can accommodate about 4,8 million Finnish citizens.

– the department’s press service clarified.

Moreover, according to a press release from the Finnish Ministry of the Interior, civil defense shelters and their equipment have a sufficiently high margin of safety, being designed for a long service life. Thus, 91% of the population is quite capable of surviving an attack using conventional weapons in these defenses. The number of those who will survive the use of chemical or nuclear weapons while slightly lower - 83%.

In addition, the "bunkers" are equipped with a ventilation system, impenetrable doors, stackable beds and even dry closets, according to a law passed by the Finnish Parliament in 2011.

However, there are still malfunctions in a certain part of the bomb shelters, which is why it is not possible to deploy them within 3 days, as required by law. Ira Pasi, project manager at the Finnish Ministry of Internal Affairs, spoke about this.

Pasi:

It is a great success for us that civil defense shelters have been built on a legislative basis for decades. It is this fact that allows us to correct all the existing shortcomings over time.

Judging by the way Helsinki hastily decided to carry out an inventory of the above-mentioned objects (and this was done after the country joined the alliance during the spring of this year), it can be assumed that, in this way, the Finnish authorities are trying to contain a certain “threat” emanating from RF.
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    1. -4
      August 31 2023
      Thus, 91% of the population is quite capable of surviving an attack using conventional weapons in these defenses. The number of those who survive the use of chemical or nuclear weapons is slightly lower - 83%.
      Bunkers will not save. They will delay the inevitable.
      1. KCA
        -1
        August 31 2023
        Well, yes, they will sit there, we take the maximum, two weeks, they will leave, so what? How many Finns can survive in the forest with nothing? Let the smartest ones take lighters, matches, knives, axes, and even guns, a dozen cans of canned food, pasta, salt, but this is for a month, no more, what if it’s winter? Generally a couple of days
        1. +3
          August 31 2023
          Quote: KCA
          Well, yes, they will sit there, we take the maximum, two weeks, they will leave, so what? How many Finns can survive in the forest with nothing?

          You'd be better off not worrying about the Finns, but about the Russians. How long will we survive? Taking into account the fact that bomb shelters were either sold to private traders for shops and warehouses, or in such a state that you would rather die there than escape.
          1. KCA
            -2
            August 31 2023
            Fuck me Finns? It just makes sense to sleep for a couple of weeks, and then die from hunger, cold, or illness? This is when the exchange of nuclear strikes was limited to hundreds, and when to thousands? Will you live long without electricity, heat, sewage, food from retailers, and even without the Internet?
            1. 0
              August 31 2023
              Quote: KCA
              Why the hell do I need Finns?

              But how do I know? You answer this question for me.
              Quote: KCA
              How long can you live without electricity, heat, sewerage, food from retailers, and even without the Internet?

              Maybe for a long time, maybe not. I haven't tried it, I don't know. But the ancestors somehow lived without all this. Here another question arises, why would it all disappear? At least something will remain. The hardest thing of course will be to live without the Internet, but I will try to survive without it.
              1. KCA
                0
                August 31 2023
                If you count it in days, then I lived in the forests for about 15 years, I shot down my first duck when I was 7 years old, I never got lost in the forest, I was only 300 meters from the entrance, my parents let me go since I was 10 years old, without a compass, that’s how I navigated , before navigators there were still 40 years, but I’m not sure that without anything at all I could survive on my own in the forest for more than a month
          2. -2
            August 31 2023
            Russia is a country with extremely low population density and large distances between settlements. That is, the enemy will have to cover millions of square kilometers in a square-nest way in order to cause unacceptable damage. But in Finland - a completely different situation, where 90% of the population is concentrated in a narrow coastal strip along the Baltic Sea. What is damage for Russia is death for Finland, other things being equal. But if they want to die, then no one can stop them.
            1. 0
              August 31 2023
              deploy them within 3 days
              While they are deployed, most of the population may simply disappear under a nuclear "mushroom"
            2. +1
              August 31 2023
              Quote: Roma-1977
              Russia is a country with extremely low population density

              What the hell are millions more if the bulk of the population lives in cities, and the density there is much higher? By destroying the same Moscow agglomeration, colossal damage can be caused to the country.
    2. -1
      August 31 2023
      Just slowed down Finns, after joining NATO, understood European security is good, but it is far away, and Russia is nearby. Bomb shelters are more reliable, until help comes, you can sit out.
    3. -2
      August 31 2023
      In case of war, new cemeteries will be needed, maybe the earth will accept it anyway, there will be no one to dig graves ...
      1. -1
        August 31 2023
        Ezekiel 25-17. There are no problems with swamps in Finland, they will recycle everything.
    4. -2
      August 31 2023
      The next step will be training of the population, airborne drills, evacuation to the nearest bomb shelter, an alarm case with documents on how to hide from fragments, the nearest medical facilities, etc.
      They thought it was so easy to join the ranks of the fighters for democracy. Let them go to Ukraine or Donbass and look at a real war. As they say, there was no sadness, a Finnish woman bought a pig. hi
    5. -1
      August 31 2023
      The thing is that now there will be no more "Kid" bomb. And a few gifts will arrive, much more powerful. If Iskander, then the time is a couple - three minutes, and if something is faster, then even less. Will you have time to reach during this time - the question is? But. Still, it’s better when there is at least something than when you don’t know where to carry your fins at all. At least dive into the hatch on the road.
    6. -1
      August 31 2023
      After Finland became a full member of NATO, the state decided to take an inventory of all its civil defense bomb shelters.

      Quite a healthy move. They understand that they will not be able to compete with the Russian Armed Forces, and NATO, in the event of a conflict, is unlikely to help. Therefore, it is better to start with bomb shelters. And finish them.

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