Irpin: Volatile Ground
March - June 2022
Offense on Kyiv
In the spring of 2022 Irpin became the site of a battlefield during the Kyiv offensive. The city was shelled by Russian artillery but the Ukrainians were able to prevent multiple attempts to move into the town.
According to Human Rights Watch, on March 6, 2022, Russian forces bombarded an intersection on a road of Irpin which was used by civilians to flee.
As of 24 March 2022, 80% of the city was recaptured from Russian occupants by Ukrainian Armed Forces.
After the liberation the mayor of Irpin said that the Russian military had killed more than 300 civilians and 50 servicemen in the city.
Irpin was damaged by 70% during the Russian invasion in spring 2022, in June 2023 the city’s major reported that 85% percent of the population had returned and that the city was hosting 25,000 internally displaced people.