"almost two thirds" of the 3.5 million inhabitants of kyiv returned to the Ukrainian capital, which was practically deserted at the beginning of the Russian invasion, on February 24, its mayor, Vitali Klitschko, said on Tuesday.

"Before the war there were in kyiv 3.5 million inhabitants, about two thirds returned"Klitschko said.

Although there is a curfew, controls on the roads "they can indeed return if these circumstances do not scare them"affirmed the person in charge, who until now had asked the inhabitants of the capital who fled, to have patience before returning.

Klitschko stressed that could not prohibit the inhabitants of kyiv from returning to the capitalbut asked for caution.

"If you have the opportunity to be in safer places, where there is no risk to your life and health, please stay."he clarified.

On March 10, two weeks after the Russian invasion began, the mayor of kyiv reported that half of the city’s population had fled and that "there were just under two million inhabitants left".


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