The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has reported on Monday night that the Russian forces have been pushed back in the city of Makarov, 60 kilometers west of Kyiv, the capital, where tonight the air raid alarms.
“In the direction of Mykolaiv, as a result of the counterattack of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the opponent is forced to retreat to the border. During the day, thanks to the heroic actions of our defenders, the national flag of Ukraine was raised over the city of Makarov”, he stressed.
On the other hand, new US satellite images from the company Maxar Technologies taken on Monday show fires from military attacks and increasing flooding of the Irpin River, as well as Russian artillery west of the Russian-controlled Antonov Air Base, northwest of the capital, according to the American chain CNN.
Specifically, the fires can be seen in the center of Irpin, a city near the capital, near a government complex and in several apartment buildings. You can also see, in another satellite image, two fires in a group of buildings near a school in the city and a residential area near a lake.
Elsewhere in the country, the mayor of Chernihiv, Vladislav Atroshenko, has indicated that more than half of the population has left the city and that there would be approximately 130,000 civilians left in the city, which used to have about 285,000 people”, according to the report. Ukrainian news agency Union.
“Chernihiv is important for its history. Putin has repeatedly said that it is the cradle of Orthodoxy,” Atroshenko stressed, adding that the city is surrounded on all sides, as reported by the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
For its part, the Ukrainian Armed Forces have stated that “the invading units” continue to bombard this city and other settlements. “They do not give up trying to advance towards Brovary, but due to losses there is no success in the ascent”, they have highlighted in their latest report.
In this sense, they have reported that “hostile aviation” continues to destroy civil infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk with missiles. Near the capital, where air-raid alarms sounded again on Monday night, the mayor of Borispol, Volodimir Borisenko, has asked residents to leave the city.
“I call on the civilian population to be smart and come to our call center and, if possible, leave the city,” he highlighted on his official Facebook profile. Borispol has a curfew, like Kyiv, between 8:00 p.m. (local time) in the evening and 7:00 a.m. (local time) in the morning.