The war in Ukraine began on February 24. Within three days, the enemy planned to seize Kiev, but Irpin stopped the invaders at the cost of destroying 70% of the city’s infrastructure.
We stopped the enemy; Irpin received the status of a hero city. Now we are faced with the task of rebuilding social infrastructure facilities (hospitals, schools, kindergartens, sports and cultural facilities); reconstruction of multi-storey and private buildings.
That is why we have created a public organization “Irpin Recovery Fund” and today we appeal to the international community with a request for assistance in the reconstruction of the hero-city of Irpin.
Irpin city mayor
At the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the city of Irpin became a fortress of Kiev. At the cost of lives and shocking destruction, it kept the invaders on the approaches to the capital. Russian invaders brutally mutilated a green, cozy, comfortable city. Today, the torn but unconquered Irpin needs the help of the international community – for restoration and reconstruction.
Together with the mayor of Irpin Oleksandr Markushyn and the chairman of the Irpin Investment Council Volodymyr Karpliuk, we founded the public organization “Irpin Recovery Fund”.
Each donor contribution is a contribution to the revival of life in Irpin: assistance to affected residents who were left homeless, restoration of destroyed schools, hospitals, and crucial social infrastructure facilities.
Honorary President of the Foundation of Irpin Restoration
Industrialist, People’s Deputy of Ukraine
Before the outbreak of hostilities in Irpin, this city became an example of revival for the whole of Ukraine and occupied the first positions in many ratings of living comfort, doing business and investment attractiveness.
In just 6 years, the city has changed positively. We reconstructed the children’s clinic and began to build a modern medical center, opened new outpatient clinics of family medicine, kindergartens, 12 parks, squares, embankment with bicycle paths, updated the Central Square, completely updated the water supply system according to European standards.
But Irpin suffered significant damage as a result of hostilities. After the liberation of our city, we invited representatives of the architectural community to unite to rebuild our beautiful hero city of Irpin.
Within a month, we received dozens of visions or Irpin reconstruction from volunteers. And it will be the second defeat of the Russian occupiers, who must realize that, the Ukrainians and the Irpinians not only do not give up, but also unite for reconstruction by joint efforts with international partners.
We have created a public organization “Irpin Recovery Fund” and together with international partners we will make every effort to rebuild our city.
Executive Director of the Foundation of Irpin Restoration