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.
– 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.
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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