Zelenskyy convenes NSDC meeting: 2 issues will be key
The President of Ukraine convenes a meeting of the Security and Defence Council to be held on June 23. The members of the Security and Defence Council will discuss how to overcome corruption in the justice system.
The meeting will also hear the results of the inspection of bomb shelters and shelters that took place throughout Ukraine after the tragic deaths in Kyiv during one of the Russian attacks. This is reported by the NSDC website.
"On June 23, 2023, on behalf of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a meeting of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine will be held. The meeting will consider issues related to overcoming corruption in the justice system, as well as the results of checking the readiness of stationary shelters to operate during air attacks," the statement said.
During the meeting, the participants will hear reports from the Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Malyuk, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko and Minister of Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamyshyn.
As reported earlier, a massive inspection of shelters was carried out in Ukraine. In total, there are 47.3 thousand shelters in Ukraine that are ready for use. However, 14,398 were found to be unsuitable (they do not meet technical and sanitary standards, etc.). In some regions, half of all available shelters are unsuitable.
The inspections revealed that 956 shelters have restricted access (used by institutions), 2341 have poor technical condition, 1795 have poor sanitary condition, 3822 do not meet technical requirements, and 643 are flooded. 4006 shelters are unusable for other reasons. In Zaporizhzhia Oblast, 53.33% were found to be unsuitable, in Kyiv Oblast - 31.05%, and in Kyiv City - only 6.81%.
The large-scale inspection was launched after people died in the capital under a closed shelter in a clinic in the Desnianskyi district on the night of June 1. Among the dead were 9-year-old Vika and her mother Olga.
Following the tragedy, the Holosiivskyi District Court placed the head of the clinic in the Desnianskyi district of Kyiv, as well as three suspects, under round-the-clock house arrest. The security guard who did not open the shelter was sent to a pre-trial detention centre. He pleaded guilty, but said he simply did not have time to run to the door to open it.