British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons visited Irpin in the Kyiv region.
“I visited Irpin today. The town centre is a horror story of destruction by russia. Homes, schools, kindergartens, clinics and shopping malls destroyed. I met residents who still live in pitch dark, cold basement shelters,” Simmons wrote on Twitter.
I visited #Irpin today.The town centre is a horror story of destruction by 🇷🇺. Homes, schools, kindergartens, clinics and shopping centres destroyed. I met residents still living in pitch dark cold basement shelters. pic.twitter.com/xOPqmkYT0N— Melinda Simmons (@MelSimmonsFCDO) May 11, 2022
On the eve, Irpen was visited by the Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra, as well as the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Maria Peichinovych-Burych and the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.
On May 7, railway service between Irpin and Kyiv was resumed, with the first train arriving at the station in the capital's suburbs.
On April 29, Irpin was united with the water supply system of Kyiv, water will now be supplied to the city from the capital's water supply stations.