Over 6,100 people, including 600 children, took shelter inside Kyiv subway stations during an air raid alert in the early hours of Wednesday, 12 June.

Kyivskyi Metropoliten, the operator of the Kyiv subway, announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the company, 46 subway stations operate as bomb shelters around the clock.

During air raid alerts, all the vestibules of subway stations are open to the public, without exception.

"To ensure a comfortable stay during air raid alerts, modular benches, folding chairs, blankets, and mattresses are available at the stations, provided by on-duty staff," the company said.