Ukrainians claim to have retaken Irpin, Milwaukee's sister city

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Encouraging news from Milwaukee's Ukrainian sister city, Irpin.

Its mayor says Ukrainian forces have retaken control of the city, which has been one of the main hotspots of fighting near Kyiv.

On a video posted on Telegram, Mayor Oleksandr Markushyn said Irpin "has been liberated," adding that it expected further attacks and would defend itself.

Milwaukee's acting Mayor Cavalier Johnson released a statement Monday, March 28, saying in part, "The people of that city and all the people of Ukraine have Milwaukee's hopes and prayers for peace."

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