On 28 September, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Olivér Várhelyi visited Irpin during his visit to Ukraine.
The town of Irpin in the Kyiv oblast was fully occupied by Russian forces for one month, and also suffered heavy shelling during the first weeks of the war. On 28 March, Irpin was liberated and began renovation of the damaged infrastructure.
In April and June, the Irpin municipality received a loader, generators, chainsaws and other essential equipment and tools from the EU-funded ‘U-LEAD with Europe’ programme to repair the consequences of the fighting and restore the city’s infrastructure.
“Appalled by the devastation everywhere. We discussed the repair and reconstruction works – which the EU will continue to support,” wrote Olivér Várhelyi on Twitter.
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