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Ukraine war: Irpin near Kyiv 'liberated' from Russian forces, says interior minister

A Ukrainian police officer is overwhelmed by emotion after comforting people evacuated from Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 26, 2022.
A Ukrainian police officer is overwhelmed by emotion after comforting people evacuated from Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 26, 2022. Copyright AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda
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By Euronews with AP, AFP
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Earlier the town's mayor made a similar claim about Irpin in the capital's northwestern suburbs, that was the scene of fierce recent fighting.

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The unprovoked war Russia has waged in Ukraine is into its second month. As Moscow's offensive stalls in the face of strong Ukrainian resistance, Putin's forces continue to pound targets from afar.

Planned humanitarian corridors to evacuate besieged and terrorised civilians have faltered. Millions of people have fled their homes, while thousands of civilians and military personnel have been killed in the fighting, which has left widespread devastation.

See a summary of Monday's developments in our blog below, and watch our report in the video player above.

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