Ukrainians Survey Damage to North Kyiv Suburbs

Members of the Ukrainian military and civilians surveyed extensive damage in the northern Kyiv city of Irpin, where bodies and debris were seen strewn across the streets after Russian troops withdrew on March 28.

Roman Sukhan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/Current Time spoke to Ukrainian civilians and servicemen on April 3 on the streets of Irpin, surrounded by damaged vehicles, buildings, and homes. According to a translation provided by Current Time, one soldier points out unexploded ammunition still lying in the road.

Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovych told Sukhan that Russian troops “won’t return, I’m sure. To come back, they would need to form a new unit, which they can’t: They don’t have enough reserves. From the military perspective, they are redirecting their forces to eastern Ukraine,” he said. Credit: Current Time via Storyful

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