People heading back to Kyiv, traffic jams on road-PHOTO

People heading back to Kyiv, traffic jams on road-PHOTO
# 05 April 2022 14:52 (UTC +04:00)

Thousands of people have been returning to Kyiv - despite the city's mayor warning that the risk of death remains "pretty high", APA reports citing the Mirror.

Footage from outside the Ukrainian capital shows long queues of traffic as residents rush to return home following the Russian invasion.

The lines of cars stretch for kilometres at the entrance to the city.

Roughly 2 million people fled Kyiv during the first few weeks of Russia's invasion - about half the city's population.

Now Russian troops are currently said to be withdrawing from around Kyiv and Chernihiv, with the Kremlin claiming they are retreating out of "respect for ongoing peace talks." Russian forces have suffered heavy casualties.

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