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Irpin mayor says Kyiv suburb ‘liberated’ from Russian forces

Cars drive past a destroyed Russian tank as a convoy of vehicles evacuating civilians leaves Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. (Vadim GhirdaAP)
Cars drive past a destroyed Russian tank as a convoy of vehicles evacuating civilians leaves Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 9, 2022. (Vadim GhirdaAP)

The mayor of Irpin says Ukrainian troops have retaken the Kyiv suburb from Russian forces.

“We have good news today – Irpin has been liberated,” Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn says on Telegram, according to Reuters.

There is no independent confirmation of the claim.

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