Irpin: Milwaukee’s Sister City

Special Coverage

Milwaukee and Irpin, Ukraine signed a formal Sister City agreement to foster friendship and collaboration between the two municipalities on March 15, 2018. The ceremony followed the December 19, 2017 Common Council resolution that established the Sister City relationship.

These features focus on the impact of the Russian invasion on Irpin, curated from the extensive coverage published by Milwaukee Independent on the unprovoked war that began on February 24, 2022.

Milwaukee has a small but thriving Ukrainian American community, and Irpin is a sister city. Follow our special coverage at for updates on Putin’s invasion, and about how the fight by Ukrainian people to preserve their democracy is having an impact on the families and businesses here in Milwaukee. 🇺🇦 Слава Україні! Героям слава!

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