Counterattacks in Kyiv after shelling of reclaimed territory -Ukrainian Interior Minister
Ukrainian forces have launched counterstrike in parts of Kyiv while Irpin to the west of the capital has come under shelling, after the Ukrainian government contended to have recovered the suburb on Monday, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said Tuesday.
According to Vadym Denysenko, an adviser to the Interior Minister of Ukraine, in a live television broadcast, Ukrainian forces were counter-attacking to the east of the capital.
“In Kyiv region, after the village of Lukianivka, where there were very fierce battles a few days ago, we liberated Rudnytske village,” he said. “That is, we are entrenching. We are beginning to move on to certain counterattacks.”
Ukrainian media have broadcast images from Lukianivka. On Monday, local authorities said the suburb of Irpin, to the west of Kyiv, had been retaken by Ukrainian forces.
“We are entrenching there and clearing the city,” Denysenko said.
“At night, unfortunately, the shelling took place again. We saw that rocket artillery was being fired. Now we are clarifying the information.” He added.