Bomb Shelter in Every New Building in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, June 20, 2022
Bomb Shelter in Every New Building in Ukraine

In order to provide every Ukrainian with the most important — chance of survival, from now on all buildings in Ukraine will be built with a bomb shelter

Previously, Ukrainians had simple everyday requests for a new home: a beautiful view from the window, not an old building, a balcony, and a certain number of bathrooms. Now the priorities of the Ukrainians have changed dramatically, and in the requirements for a new apartment, the Ukrainians urge the presence of 3 walls to protect against shelling, the absence of panoramic windows (so as not to get hurt by glass fragments during the next attack of the aggressor country), and, of course, the presence of a stable supply/parking/bomb shelter.

On June 19, the parliament of Ukraine adopted a draft law on ensuring the requirements for the protection of the civilian population in the planning and development of Ukrainian territories. This means that from now on, all urban planning documentation must contain engineering and technical measures to protect the Ukrainians who are in this building or nearby. Specifically, this is about bomb shelters.

"The war showed that there are few reliable shelters in Ukraine. A significant part of the buildings are not equipped with emergency exits, without access to water supply and drainage systems, and are not adapted for food storage, not to mention the ability to protect the population in the event of the use of weapons of mass destruction," co-author draft law Olena Shulyak.

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