Russian bombs and bullets continued to pummel Kyiv and its suburbs Friday — days after Kremlin negotiators claimed Russian forces would pull again within the areas to “enhance mutual belief.”
Kyiv’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, informed Britain’s Sky Information on Friday that he may hear the sounds of explosions “nonstop throughout the day and evening.”
The shells had been falling on cities the Russians not too long ago moved out of or had been taken again by Ukrainian floor forces, Klitschko mentioned.
Heavy shelling was reported in Irpin, a northern suburb of the nation’s capital of Kyiv that was not too long ago recaptured by Ukrainian forces. Earlier than to its seize by Russian forces, Irpin was shelled relentlessly early final month, with civilians bearing the brunt of the destruction.
The Ukrainian cities of Borodyanko and Hostomel had been additionally being focused by Russian strikes as Ukrainian troops compelled again Russia’s occupations there, Klitschko mentioned.
The mayor urged Ukrainians who had fled Kyiv to attend “a few weeks” earlier than returning.
In Ukraine’s northeast, the key cities of Chernihiv and Kharkiv are additionally below continued bombardment, Ukrainian authorities mentioned.
In the meantime, Ukrainian forces proceed to achieve floor on the Russian occupiers. Kyiv mentioned Friday that Bucha, a city simply north of Irpin and south of Hostomel, had been retaken by Ukrainian forces.
Ukrainian forces have reportedly retaken 29 cities in whole within the Kyiv and Chernihiv areas, the place Russia has pulled again a small variety of its troops.
With Submit Wires