On Monday evening, the Ukrainian authorities announced that the town of Irpin, the scene of fierce fighting in the suburbs of kyiv, had been retaken from Russian forces. The main checkpoint on the road to Irpin out of Kyiv was open again on Monday, two weeks after it was closed.
Ukraine announced on Monday evening that the town of Irpin, the scene of fierce fighting on the outskirts of kyiv, had been recaptured from Russian forces. “The city is now liberated, but it is still dangerous to be there,” Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky said on television, confirming what Oleksandre Markouchine, the mayor of this locality, had said earlier. devastated located at the northwestern entrance to the capital.
Main checkpoint reopened
“In fact, this is what is happening now in a parallel way: the armed forces are advancing, the police are advancing and immediately a complete cleaning is done in the streets,” the minister said again. The main checkpoint on the road to Irpin out of Kyiv was open again on Monday, two weeks after it was closed to the media following the death of an American journalist. But the fighting continued, with about twenty strong explosions of shells heard during the day on Monday in the pine forest that crosses this axis of six kilometers long, noted AFP journalists on the spot.
Despite everything, “the enemy is trying to break through around kyiv and block the roads”, Ganna Malyar, deputy defense minister, told Ukrainian television, stressing that “the defense of kyiv” was continuing. .
The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 3 opened an investigation into alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has spoken to a dozen Western parliaments, will also speak at 2 p.m. (1200 GMT) on Wednesday to the Norwegian Parliament.